Saturday, August 29, 2015

Hypocrisy and Humility

So most of us are hypocrites, apparently.  I hadn't given this any thought, until I heard it in church tonight.  Most of us behave contrary to our beliefs.  Going inward on a regular basis can help.  Are you living the way you proclaim?  Are you behaving as if your beliefs matter?

17 million American children go to bed hungry at night.  That fact interferes with my dining.

It's easy to get caught up in life's glamour, the pretense, the drama. It's easy to put forth a product, your dreamed up self, that you think others want to see.  The haves are beautiful, aren't they?

That's a perfect time to get brave, to turn it over, to ask for humility, to get out of your own head and help another.

Along with all that, in his "one-minute homily", Fr. V reminded us to be followers, not just members. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


It may not feel like it on mornings when you are a bit sleep-deprived, but you are having it all, dear daughter, and these are truly the good old days!  You have evolved this year into a capable, informed mother, and your strength and maturity continue to amaze me.  I'm so proud of you!

Congratulations.  And happy birthday dear.  I received the original gift on August 11 and I'm honored to have a front row seat to your life. xoxo