"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, June 21, 2019

Rain, Liberty and Soccer




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“Each of us is the result of a thought of God. 
Each of us is willed. 
Each of us is loved. 
Each of us is necessary.”

Pope Benedict XVI

Thank you Emily

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Rain Music

“On the dusty earth-drum 
Beats the falling rain; 
Now a whispered murmur, 
Now a louder strain. 

Slender, silvery drumsticks, 
On an ancient drum, 
Beat the mellow music 
Bidding life to come. 

Chords of earth awakened, 
Notes of greening spring, 
Rise and fall triumphant 
Over every thing. 

Slender, silvery drumsticks 
Beat the long tattoo-- 
God, the Great Musician, 
Calling life anew.”

By Joseph Seamon Cotter

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On Monday June 17, 1885 a ship arrived from France carrying "350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases," which contained the unassembled Statue of Liberty. A gift from the people of France.

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My new heroine, Carli Anne Lloyd of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.
I enjoy watching her play and marvel at her skill and scoring abilities.

Carli in action.

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"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper." 

Jerry Seinfeld

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We are in a positive recovery mode and I thank all of you who have prayed and continue to pray for us.
God Bless.

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"Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations."

Red Skelton



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Clyde McPhatter - “A Lover’s Question.” 1958


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Friday, May 31, 2019

Thank You, Old Men & Honey



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For those that served and are at rest,

For those who are here and are broken,

For those now guarding us and their families,

We remember,

 We honor,

 We thank you.

God Bless you all ….

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Yes, I was born in January.

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How about some Lexophiles?

"She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still."

"When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion."

"The roundest knight at King Arthur’s round table was Sir Cumference."

"The short fortune teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large."

"A backward poet writes inverse."

"When fish are in schools, they sometimes take debate."

"He had a photographic memory which was never developed."

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“After the Rain”
“Whatever your cross, whatever your pain
There will always be sunshine after the rain
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall
But God’s always ready to answer your call

He knows every heartache, sees every tear
A word from His lips can calm every fear
Your sorrows may linger throughout the night
But suddenly vanish at dawn’s early light

The Savior is waiting somewhere above
To give you His grace and send you His love
Whatever your cross, whatever your pain
God always sends rainbows after the rain”


Author Unknown

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Please pray for my wife Dee, aka “Grandma Dee.”

She is in the hospital.

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To my "Honey."

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Terry Stafford - “Suspicion” 1964


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Friday, May 24, 2019

The Bishop, The Wind & Frog




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This is from Bishop Barron’s Gospel reflection on May 21, 2019.

“Friends, in today’s Gospel Jesus gives us an antidote for fear. Whom or what are you afraid of? That is a very important spiritual question. One way to understand our lives is to look at those things that we seek: wealth, power, privilege, honor, pleasure, friendship. But another way is to turn that question around and determine what or who it is that we fear.

We might fear the loss of material things, the loss of a job, the loss of physical health, the loss of the esteem of others, the loss of personal intimacy, or ultimately, the loss of life itself. We are afraid of many things, but I’d be willing to bet that there is a primary or principal fear. What is it for you?

Now, after identifying that, listen to Jesus: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." Any and all of the things that we customarily fear—loss of money, fame, pleasure, and power—have to do with this world. What Jesus is saying is that we should not let those fears come to dominate or define our lives, for he is with us—and with him is his peace.”

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On May 21, 1955 Chuck Berry recorded "Maybellene." It sold over a million copies.


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Wind On The Hill

“No one can tell me,
Nobody knows,
Where the wind comes from,
Where the wind goes.

It's flying from somewhere
As fast as it can,
I couldn't keep up with it,
Not if I ran.

But if I stopped holding
The string of my kite,
It would blow with the wind
For a day and a night.

And then when I found it,
Wherever it blew,
I should know that the wind
Had been going there too.

So then I could tell them
Where the wind goes…
But where the wind comes from
Nobody knows.”


By A.A.Milne

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“We all have two lives: an inner life and an outer life. Your inner life is your soul life, which includes your mind, will and emotions. Your outer life is your physical life. And while God cares about every detail of your life, He is more concerned with your inner life than your outer life.”


by Joyce Meyer
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"A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patty Whack.

“Miss Whack, I'd like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.”

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.
She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral." She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

(You're gonna love this.)

The bank manager looks back at her and says, "It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man's a Rolling Stone."
(You sang it, didn't you? Yeah, I know you did.)


Never take life too seriously and Have a few Beers tonight at Dinner Time."

Thank you Dick
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Patti Loveless - How Can I Help You Say Goodbye (Live 1994)


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