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  • No one in his right mind condones the death of George Floyd. He was murdered for the entire world to see. We are all aware of evil and how it prevails, but what took place on this dreadful day was inexcusable. […]

  • My husband Mike is a tortillero, which means he has been in the tortilla business his entire life. For years we were owners of a mid-size tortilla factory. We had over 150 employees, and I was in charge of Human […]

  • IMG_3829We are so excited to announce the arrival of Hadassah’s two chicks. I named them Malachi and Judith (Judy for short). It was an amazing experience to be part of these hummingbird’s creation. I thank the […]

  • Mike was traveling more than usual so he decided that we needed the Ring device. The Ring is a doorbell equipped with a camera. It rings when there is activity  within the eye of the camera. To me, the Ring is […]

  • The tree trimmers were set to come on Tuesday to prepare our house for painting. Long before the COVID-19 hit, Mike and I had already picked out colors for the exterior; but when the world changed, […]

  • If you look at the icon from My Catholic Roots Are Showing you will notice that it’s a fruitless, bare tree. When I first started this blog three years ago, I wanted to concentrate on the roots of a tree, and, at […]

  • Have you ever experienced something so traumatic that it changed the course of your life?  We were seven in total, four girls and three boys. My oldest brother was Robert. He was hard on us girls, and many […]

  • We got through Holy Week unscathed. We are all in great health and waiting for this coronavirus to be lifted. There was no news from Israel, nothing from the Via Dolorosa either. After our fish dinner on Good […]

  • Prayer
    Did you know that the most searched word on Google is “prayer?” Yes, finally people are getting on their knees and asking for help. Did you also know that there is a St. Corona, and that she is the patron […]

  • Yesterday, as I was working on a lighthearted story for next weeks Blog, the Lord gave me a poem.

     

    Dear People

    Dear people, you have transgressed

    Dear people, all I want to do is bless

    Dear […]

  • I go to  bed every night with anxiety. I make the Sign of the Cross, followed by a big sigh, not caring that the sound will wake Mike. We need each other’s encouragement. He talks, and just hearing his […]

  • Joshua 1:9 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
    9 I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.

     

    Daily M […]

  • Last Tuesday evening our son Mikos called. The phone call was in regard to a conversation he had with a doctor friend of his. The message was how Mike and I needed to be careful and what we can do to prevent […]

  • This week we celebrate the second Sunday of Lent. I have kept my abstinence, and am truly amazed by this wonderful accomplishment. This is what I consider a conversion, a great change to train the mind and […]

  • Proverbs 9:10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

    10 The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord,
        and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

    Certainly the coronavirus is some […]

  • When I am a planning a trip to a specific destination, I prepare. If it’s a long trip I start packing a few weeks in advance, and  I keep a list. I want to be certain that I have all the necessities. As a […]

  • Genesis 12:7 New International Version (NIV)
    7 The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.”So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him. […]

  • Isaiah 58:7-8 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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    Is it not sharing your bread with the hungry,
    bringing the afflicted and the homeless into your house;
    Clothing the naked when you see […]

  • Matthew 18:10 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
    10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven always look upon the face of my heavenly Fa […]

  • Kobe Bryant did not plan to die on January 26th, but he did. His short life impacted many, myself included. I attended the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, and our Pastor, Fr. Moneypenny, said that he received […]

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