My family gave up fighting for seven days. No arguing, no “give it back”, no whining about people, no major issues dug up from the grave. No fighting. The result? I’m now at home with relaxed shoulders, a less chaotic mind and a full heart. But will it last? Plenty of Past Fighting We’ve had … More We Gave up Fighting on Vacation
You try very hard not to judge others and in fact, it probably comes easily to see the good in others and take people as they are. But what about yourself? How do you take your own mistakes? Or lack of growth? What about your situation in life? As children of God, daily we have … More Where is your confidence?
If you listen to a kid pray the Lord’s Prayer, it is super cute “our father who art in heaven, Howard be thy name”… until you realize that she has no idea what she is saying. Even for adults, it is easy to zip through the prayer without meaning the words because they are different … More Howard be thy name?!?… the Our Father for kids
Serendipitously, yesterday morning, I was able to go to Mass. Since I had begun writing about the various challenges to the concept of accepting everything as coming from the Will of God, it was on my mind. My buoyant spirit upon embarking this endeavor was slightly checked by a memory of the end of the … More Is Everything the Will of God? -part 2 (a slight pause for humility)
While trying to explain the “thees”, “thous” and “arts” of the Our Father, my daughter murmured something about a mailbox. “What did you say, Sweetie?” “Does God put us in an envelop and send us away from evil?” “Oh, right. The Lord said, ‘deliver us from evil.’” “Yes, deliver us. The address should say, ‘heaven’.” … More Deliver to Heaven