2. We are going to have six more weeks of winter. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow.
3. We all have journeys in life. Each of them are different. Spiritual journeys, medical journeys, career journeys, relationship journeys, educational journeys and whatever journey you may be on.
I never realized how my spiritual journey is connected to all my other journeys. My awareness of this connection is something that has evolved over the years. Fortunately God has been patient and my Guardian Angle vigilant.
4. From the Virginia Catholic Conference:
Pro-Life Virginians won a major victory yesterday when the state Senate passed a bill that would require that an ultrasound be conducted prior to an abortion, and that the woman considering the abortion be given an opportunity to view it. The Virginia Catholic Conference strongly supports the measure and expresses particular gratitude to the Family Foundation for its lead role in promoting the bill’s passage and its partnership with the Conference on this and many other pro-life bills.
The measure, which passed 21-18, was introduced by Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-27), and had been considered and rejected in Senate committees for most of the last decade. The House of Delegates is expected to vote on the legislation next week. The legislation updates
“I am very pleased the Senate has ratified this commonsense improvement of
“I also look forward to passage of this bill in the House, which has a consistent history of giving overwhelming endorsement to this initiative,’’ he said.
5. This weekend Dee and I will enjoy the Super Bowl with our group of best friends. To get ready for the event the wives are all spending Saturday afternoon with Dee learning to make stromboli. One of my favorite foods. These golden brown baked delights will be brought to the Sunday night party.
6. Forgiveness and acceptance are a challenge. This morning Melanie Rigney, from "Your Daily Tripod," wrote the following.
"A good friend of mine is fond of saying that if we don’t learn to love and accept the difficult people in our lives, they have a way of resurfacing again and again… either themselves or in the form of other people with the same attributes that annoy us. Sometimes, the traits we find most aggravating in them are traits we secretly (and sometimes unknowingly) despise in ourselves. We yell at them, we avoid them, we do our best to cut them out of our lives. But they keep coming back to teach the lesson God wants us to learn. The thing is that God is patient. He’ll continue to send those opportunities until we pay attention."
Thank you Melanie.