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Sunday Sermon: The Stanley Cup vs Women of the World

23 Jun

I’ll admit it, all I know about the game of hockey could fit in a thimble with room to spare. A bunch of big burly guys (always bearded during the playoffs) skate around with long wooden sticks, pushing and smashing each other, all to get a black rubber disk into a netted goal. There’s a blue line, wait, two blue lines, and the guys aren’t suppose to do something while passing the puck around that line. Maybe it’s like red rover. I’m not sure. They don’t have quarters or halftime, they have three periods. How goofy is that? Not very symmetrical. So there…that’s all I know about hockey.

Last night, during game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals, those big guys were really being rough. Yes, I was watching hockey. I’m from Chicago and the Blackhawks were up against the Bruins…youse know I gotta watch. One of the Bruins guys, Bergeron, was hurt so bad, they announced that he was taken away in an ambulance. I blurted out, “OH NO!” My husband interjected, “It wasn’t a Hawk, it was a Boston player. It’s OK.” I said, “I know. It doesn’t matter who it was, someone got hurt.” He just shook his head.

Here is where the woman factor comes in. Now, I’m just speaking for myself, but I’m sure for the majority of women. Someone was seriously hurt and taken away in an ambulance. Women are mothers, sisters, healers and nurturers. We don’t understand why any player getting hurt is a good thing. It’s a hockey GAME. Note the word GAME.

I was telling Mom this story this morning, and she agreed with me and said, “It kinda reminds me of the ancient Romans. They made them fight to the death for all the people to watch.” Woa! Great analogy, Mom. But, I hope we are better than that. Maybe, maybe not. GO HAWKS!!!


Wednesday:Words of Wisdom

13 Jun

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 – 1680)


The morning sun added to the already sultry morning. I sat outside with the dogs for only a few minutes before we all decided to slither back inside and enjoy the air conditioning. A cup of green tea and a couple of magazines were calling my name. What better way to start my day!

A leisurely lunch with good friends at Snug on the Square, and a drop in visit at Town Square Buzz made for a fun afternoon. When I got into my car around 3, it was a “little warm” in my car. That was the temporary heat from the sun on the windshield, it was only about 95 degrees in real life. Welcome summer in Texas!


Now for a relaxing evening watching the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins. Not!!! Go Hawks!!! No tranquility in this house until the game is over, and a lot of cussin’ if Chicago doesn’t win tonight. So much for words of wisdom! I hope YOU can find inner tranquility. Have a great day!