Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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Disclaimer: I am not a theologian, just a Catholic empty-nester trying to figure it all out. The views on this blog are my own.

{SQT} Oops...First Post Since Last Friday!

Oops. I guess I never got around to posting this week. I think I should get a pass since it was my first week back at work. Yep, summer vacation is over. The students start on Monday and they have a day off on Thursday for Elections, but the teachers have to be at work. No kids = almost a day off.
I'm working hard at getting back into my routine, including saying the Rosary on my way to school. Not having a set time to be at work this week (the time wasn't the same every day) threw me off a bit, but I'm getting back into the routine.
I have a calendar in the front of my journal notebook; each day I'll write a word or short phrase from the daily readings that grab my attention. It may be a word or short phrase that summarizes them. The past couple of weeks 2 words seem to be recurring: Hope and Perseverance.  The first readings from Jeremiah just seem to be screaming that our country should hold onto hope. The words are real today just as they were in Jeremiah's time. We have to persevere with our prayers for our country...and for the world.
World Youth Day. I know someone who is there; I can't wait to hear all about it! Pray for safe travels for all who will be on their way home shortly. 
I swallowed my pride yesterday and invited a coworker to CCW. We've gone through some tough times in the past 10 years that I've known her. I felt a tug to invite her, and we had a meeting together yesterday, so I bit the bullet. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
Take a look at what's on UCatholic's website. Wonder if they're reading my blog? 
As I left church one night last week, I snapped a picture with my phone. I wasn't sure if the colors would show up in the picture as they really looked, but they did.
I'm joining Kelly at This Ain't the Lyceum for the link-up.


  1. That purple sky is really beautiful and I was happy to see it again! Our kids don't go back to school until the 15th. I can remember when I was in school we didn't go back until after Labor Day. Praying daily for our country and the world.


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