Advent 2022 Day 25

Today the ornament is a picture of a ring. Zimmerman uses the very familiar reading from 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7,13, “Love is patient, love is kind, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs…” These are the verses that many married couples choose to have proclaimed at theirContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 25”

Advent 2022 Day 17

The image for today is a pine cone. Zimmerman relates how evergreen trees have become a symbol for Christmas and how “God’s presence in our lives is forever.” Zimmerman starts her reflection by saying, “By now many homes have set up their Christmas trees.” Immediately my heart skipped a beat because we are really runningContinue reading “Advent 2022 Day 17”

It’s Really Over!

We finished! On Tuesday Kris and I officially ended the school year. It was a lovely, cool, May morning so we decided to pack a picnic lunch and head out for a hike in celebration. The National Arboretum is about fifteen minutes from our house. We have a few favorite spots to go. The viewsContinue reading “It’s Really Over!”

Catholic Moments: Prayer, Reflection, Freedom

Well, how did it go? This is the question I have been thinking about since yesterday. Abandoning my usual Lenten practices and taking a deep dive into kindness and prayer has actually been very fruitful. I can’t see myself returning to the old way of honoring this penitential time. Lent started amidst the snow onContinue reading “Catholic Moments: Prayer, Reflection, Freedom”

Happy New Year, Happy Birthday Pop!

Well, it is finally over! 2020 is now a date for the history books. I think the entire nation is rejoicing this New Year’s Day! It is fitting that we all raise a glass to new beginnings. I will be raising my glass in a toast to my dad, Jim Getts, who will be celebratingContinue reading “Happy New Year, Happy Birthday Pop!”

John Busch Lassoed the Stork (7 times!)

Today is my husband John’s 56th birthday. I love this picture of him because he is happiest, as you can see, when he is with his kids or grandkids. This is one of the things that I love best about him. Even if it is difficult sometimes for him to put into words, his firstContinue reading “John Busch Lassoed the Stork (7 times!)”