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Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Happy Easter!
The chains are broken and we live with the Resurrected Lord!! Alleluia!!
Last evening I had the privilege of sponsoring a 17 year old girl at the Easter Vigil. She and her father were baptized, confirmed, and received the Eucharist for the first time. What an amazing experience to journey with this group of people into the church! 

It's Easy to Forget

Yesterday at Mass as I was looking at all of the covered statues in my parish and Fr. W was preaching, I was reminded of something I always forget, especially at this time of the year. I forget how incredible and amazing it is that Jesus died on the Cross for me. Not just for the whole world, but that He did it for me. I know that seems like a silly thing to forget - I know He died on the Cross. I don't forget about the Crucifixion. I forget that He loved me so individually and singularly that He died on the Cross for me.

I forget how amazing that is especially when life is kind of awful at times. Maybe not awful, but just hard.

Lately life has been a little hard. I thought something great was going to happen and then it was nothing - and not just nothing, but almost my biggest fear. Instead of the happily ever after, I got the "oh, well, I guess this is it, then." And moving right along to pick up my guard where I dropped it a few months ago. This all happened right be…

Trying to Unplug

I have an on-again, off-again relationship with this blog; however, today, I went back to share a post I did two years ago about palm Sunday and my experience of being in a palm parade when I was in the Congo. I realized that over the course of a year, I was writing more often, a couple of times a week. I also realized that I was much more content with myself. I also had coffee with a really good friend this afternoon with some amazing conversation about the topic of "being content with myself" and blogging came back to my mind. Before heading home I stopped in at Barnes and Noble to see if they had Arleen Spenceley's new book (her blog), which they didn't have, unfortunately. I wondered over to the journal section and almost purchased a 5-year journal (like this one). I've considered buying this journal for more than a year and have passed on it from amazon so many times - including today.

This is all leading somewhere ... I promise ... not sure where, but we'…