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Morning Coffee with Mary: Sharing Our Lives…

As a mother of six and now grandmother of five, I have lots of stories stored away in that special place near my heart.   It isn’t that I’m an expert on motherhood – far from it but I do have stories to share and in sharing my stories I hope it opens the doors for… Continue reading Morning Coffee with Mary: Sharing Our Lives…

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Bridging Gap from Loss to Living · Death and Dying · Faith · Inspiration · Now What? Facing Breast Cancer · Peace

Dealing with Cancer and it’s Attitude

  This past week I had to have scans along with other tests to see why I’m experiencing more pain and why my body seems to be resorting back to the time I first found out I had cancer and the return of the cancer in my bones.   Apparently the cancer has returned to the… Continue reading Dealing with Cancer and it’s Attitude

Bridging Gap from Loss to Living · Death and Dying · Faith · Inspiration · Lent · Peace

Broken Vessels

May we all become reflections of God's love.... Broken Vessels With each snap of the whip With each piercing of the thorns With each strike of the hammer With each gasp of breath Shattering sounds begin to echo around the earth.   As the thunder claps As the sky darkens As the curtain tears As… Continue reading Broken Vessels

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The Resurrection and Thoughts to Ponder….

...As we all know the story does not end here with the death of Jesus.  It is only the beginning as the animals soon learn…. After the stone is placed in front of the cave, the animals remain vigilant. Zechariah and Benjamin scamper to and from the big city, bringing back food, and Esther flies… Continue reading The Resurrection and Thoughts to Ponder….

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To Be Continued… The Crucifixion…

Esther flies about His head while Zechariah and Benjamin walk along His feet. Three times they scurry up to Him as He falls.  Jeremiah and Jake push through the crowds trying to be near Him.  Jake at one point is kicked in the side when he tries to bite a soldier who whips the Man… Continue reading To Be Continued… The Crucifixion…

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Continuing… The Agony in the Garden

After they reach the garden, the animals hide behind a bush and watch the men settle down.  The Man moves away to a secluded spot.  There He kneels and appears to be praying.  Twice they see Him go back and wake up the other men and hear Him ask them to stay awake and pray… Continue reading Continuing… The Agony in the Garden

Bridging Gap from Loss to Living · Death and Dying · Faith · Inspiration · Lent · Peace

The Last Supper …

  He takes off down the back streets in search of this Man and His followers. The streets are almost abandoned as the sun begins to go down in the west. There are a few stray animals looking and poor people roaming near the buildings for left-over or food that was thrown away.  Jake was… Continue reading The Last Supper …

Bridging Gap from Loss to Living · Death and Dying · Faith · Inspiration · Lent · Peace

Jeremiah and Jacob ( Continuing of the Story…)

...The stable is empty except for a shaggy black and white dog sleeping in the corner. The young man who Jeremiah heard Jesus call John leads Jeremiah into a stall and closes the gate.  He wraps the leather strap across the front to keep the gate secured.  Before John leaves he pats Jeremiah on the… Continue reading Jeremiah and Jacob ( Continuing of the Story…)