My Grandmothers Final Moments

My Grandmothers Final Moments

I have been thinking a lot about my grandmother who died while I was in my prodigal years.  The weekend before she died I had a feeling that I should go see her.  I made plans with her to visit that Sunday. Instead of going to see her, I went to the bar the night before and drank so much I was too hungover to go. Later that week I received a phone call from my father that she had been in a car accident and wasn't doing well.  When I got to the hospital she was hooked to a breathing tube and couldn't talk.  I walked up to see her and when she looked at me it was as if she didn't know who I was. If she did know who I was, she didn't look too happy to see me.  I left the room feeling awful.  My brother in law, a churchgoing man, had gone in after me. I...
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Are you just “giving up” something for Lent?

If you are Catholic then you know what today is.  ASH WEDNESDAY!  And with Ash Wednesday is the period of 40(-ish) days of giving up something that you love.  It means no meat on Friday and, of course, that Easter is on the way!  Will it be Chocolate?  Coffee? Candy? There is something you can do to get a little more out of lent this year.  What if instead of giving something up, you said some different prayers?  What if you read a little bit about being Catholic? Where would you find the right prayers or the right readings? I have just the thing!  My new book Found: Prodigal Catholic is available on Amazon in paperback and kindle form. It was written with the intention of helping Catholics who have the desire to learn more about the faith if they have been away from the church, but it can help anyone interested in deepening their faith. So this lent, do something MORE.  Read...
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