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Sunday Sermon and Some Amazing Cupcakes

21 Jun

 “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” –Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple


This morning started out with an hour walk/run, then, 10:30  Mass with Mom and her friends. The gospel was about Jesus and his disciples in a boat , crossing stormy waters… 

Jesus was in the stern through it all, sound asleep on a cushion. They finally woke him and said to him, “Teacher, doesn’t it matter to you that we are going to drown?” He awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea: “Quiet, Be still!” The wind fell off and everything grew calm. Then he said to them: “Why are you so terrified? Why are you lacking in faith?” A great awe overcame them at this. They kept saying to one another, “Who can this be that the wind and the sea obey him?”


My personal interpretation… We go through stormy times in life, but if we have faith, God will calm the waters. BUT , it doesn’t hurt to have strong oars to steer and then hold on tight. We have to be sailors not just spectators. 


After Mass, my sister Jo Ann surprised Mom with two dozen amazing cupcakes from a local baker and friend. 

Maria Escamilla, not only is a talented baker, but she was kind enough to deliver these confectionary delights to The Greens, where Mom lives. Look how beautiful !

And yes, they were as delicious as they looked. 

Beautiful presentations. Mom shared with her friends. 

If you live in the Elgin, Illinois area , check out Maria Escamilla ‘s Facebook page, or Jo Ann and I have her phone number. Contact us. Gosh, I wished I’d known about her before the shower. 


Wednesday Words of Wisdom

29 Jan

We are stuck with technology when all we really want is just stuff that works.
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When your internet, WiFi, and television are down, you are forced to do what they did in the old days. Read a book!
Why is technology such a driving force in our lives? My internet went out sometime this morning. I just thought it was a local glitch and would be back up by lunch time. But nooooo! I went out for the day, had lunch with my friend, Lynda, hung out on the Square a while , then came home to no internet or television.

Lynne invited me over for dinner and we went for a very long walk. We talked and strolled. She said something profound when I said, “I’m going to be list without my television.” Her comment was, “Why don’t you read a book?” Duh! When is the last time I read a book? 1975? Just kidding, but you know what I mean.

Long and short, ATT is coming out tomorrow. But, in the meantime, I feel lost, despondent, and very annoyed. I’m writing this on my teeny tiny iPhone with my big clumsy fingers hitting all the wrong keys. When I’m done, I’m going to sit down and read the book that my friend Sean Cotter translated from the Romanian, “Blinding,” by Mircea Cartarescu.

When one door closes, another door opens, and when one technology closes, old technology, called your brain, well, that old door is always open.

But, what I “really want is just stuff that works.”