We thank you for many of your ways
and many of your words -- which we
"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." -Abraham Lincoln
With the words of Lincoln I am pleased to
wish a good friend and fellow writer a
very Happy Birthday today . . .
Orman, when your ship comes in
know that it will sail with a full crew
of those you have helped along the
way. Your wisdom and laughter
are gentle winds that have brought
many writers to the shores of
Though Lent does not begin this year until March 1st our world is being asked by Pope Francis to consider how we might serve . . .
Our current Pope is fearless, often finding the right words, inspired words, for a particular moment in time. May God continue to care and watch over this "man of peace." (Amazing how many non-Catholics love Pope Francis. He warms the Chair of St. Peter with Love.)
Sometimes in today's world it's difficult
to believe that the Holy Spirit is still at work--
that He has not abandoned us.
Pope Francis recently added a few
updates to the Beatitudes which should
give us pause and confirm that indeed
the Spirit of God is guiding the world.
We only need to listen. . .
are those who remain faithful while enduring evils
inflicted on them by others and forgive
them from their heart.”
are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned
and marginalized and show them their
are those who see God in every person
and strive to make others also discover
are those who protect and care for our common home.”
are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.”
are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians."