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Sunday Sermon and Some More Santa Fe

22 May

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”

~J. M. Barrie

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I had the honor of attending Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe. A beautiful cathedral and lovely service. I especially liked that the hymns were sung both in English and Spanish. 

The sermon was a simple one. My take on it… Just follow the commandments. It doesn’t get easier than that. Even if you don’t particularly believe in a stone tablet that God engraved on a mountain top and gave to Moses, all the principals apply. Honor God, parents, spouses, neighbors, don’t lie, cheat, steal, and treat EVERYONE with respect. Easy peasey. 

The Gospel ends…
Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”



I lit a candle and offered my prayer and petitions. 

After church, the plaza was packed with people on a lovely spring day. There was an antique car show, and entertainment at the bandstand of Folclorico Dancers. Dancers of all ages in colorful costumes. 


Great old cars lined all four streets of the plaza. 

Another fine day in Santa Fe. 

Sunday Sermon: Some Old Friends and A New Friend

21 Sep

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
~John Leonard
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A great weekend with old friends, a lot of walking, running, visiting. Saturday our writing group got together after missing several weeks. Then, my friends Lynne and Charlie surprised me with a wonderful dinner at Rick’s Chophouse.  The waiter made a special request from the bar for my Black Russian  with chocolate ice cream. Cheers !

 
Today, I went to church early, as I signed up to be a greeter for. 9 am Mass. Easy job…open the door, smile, and say hello. I can do that. 

Here’s my sermon. Be a good friend many and you’ll have many good friends. Virginia and Joe always save me a seat at church. Today after Mass, the Knights of Columbus had a pancake breakfast. 

  
Joe and Virginia. Aren’t they a sweet couple !

After church I went over to the square and chatted with Elizabeth , Kathy, and the gals at a Sweet Spit Bakery.  It was so nice out this afternoon. 

Over at Snug, I met a very charming lady from Prosper who was having breakfast, her dog by her side. We starting chatting. You know how that goes. We exchanged phone numbers and are now Facebook friends. 

  
Hi Rena! Great meeting you and chatting today. 

I had already had a busy day , so I came home and decided to go for a run. It was actually a cool afternoon for a change. I was saved by the bell. About 2 miles into my run, Sherri called and asked if I wanted to go to a movie. (Screeching halt) I ran home, changed, and off I went. 

Now, that was a fun Sunday with some old friends and a new friend. 

  

Sunday Sermon with a Sunrise and a Sunset 

16 Aug

There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.
~Terry Pratchett

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OK, I think I’m losing it. This week’s Gospel sounded exactly like last week’s. But, I was distracted by all the announcements, and another baptism, and discussing Martin, our seminarian ‘s, last day at St . Gabriel’s. Martin is going back to complete his studies before being ordained. 

I enjoy going to Mass on Sunday. Families and friends gather to show their respect and appreciation for their blessings. Miss Virginia and Mr. Joe always save me a seat. We hug and chat before Mass starts. Today, Miss Virginia brought me some fresh okra from her garden. 

So, when Martin spoke after the Gospel, saying his goodbyes and asking for our continued prayers, he talked about family. A family isn’t just about your blood relatives, but also the people your heart embraced through friendship. We were his family. True. 

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My day started out with an early morning walk /run before Mass. A beautiful sunrise welcomed my day. 

  
Here’s my glorious sunset from last night. You have to admit, there’s something magical about Mother Nature. 

  
Spectacular !

“The sun coming up everyday is a story.”