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Gratitude with Attitude
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The Patron Saint of Unconditional Love, St. Anne
Close up of  the St. Anne statue being restored at Chris Hart Studio I was one of those children that did not look forward to kindergarten. Actually, I hated it. I disliked the first day, the second day and all the days that followed. I simply didn't unders...
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Patron Saints of Forgiveness...
Patron Saints of Forgiveness...
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The Stages of Alzheimer's Disease and How It Progressed With My Friend Over the Years
It has become more difficult these past months to visit my friend at the memory care center where she has been living.  As she declines, the good days are less frequent and the bad days expand to fill the empty space. Each time I go I hope for just one more...
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Alzheimers Disease......Sometimes Not being Able to Remember the Past or Worry about the Future is OK
I'm not sure how long I spent crying in the parking lot of a memory care center earlier this week. I just wasn't able to drive home after I visited my college friend of 45 years.  She lives there now in the highest level of memory care they can provide.  Th...
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Patron Saint of Purse Makers, St. Brieuc of Brittany
It is standing room only again at the Saturday 4pm mass led by the charismatic Father Lincoln at Sacred Heart Church in Palm Desert.  In spite of the crowded seating, I noted that many women brought their handbags to mass.  There are 4 large purses taking u...
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Patron Saint of Communication. Pray to St. Gabriel for Help in Caring for Those with Dementia
Somewhere in the deepest crevices of my brain I have stored the love I still feel for my late mother. I put it somewhere near my enchantment with tulips and close to my infatuation with creativity, in the special place where my heart still dances. While I a...
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Patron Saint of Peace. Our Lady of Fatima
It is Christmas Eve and I am exhausted by the retail frenzy that begins for me at my studio in October.  I have the most gracious, kind and caring customers any business could wish to have.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't give thanks that I can...
Patron Saint of Peace. Our Lady of Fatima
Patron Saint of Peace. Our Lady of Fatima
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St. Frances...Patron Saint of Animals and Gold Leaf
Madonna and Child with Gold Leaf Accents Today I received a box which contained a highly anticipated order of Gold Leaf for my studio.  I felt like a six year old excitedly opening a present.  I use Gold Leaf for a magnificent finishing touch on my saint st...
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Giving Up Interupting and Learning to Listen for Lent. Patron Saints of Sore Throats & of Hearing Loss.
This year I was hoping to give up something much easier than the swearing I tried to give up last year.  I figure I can do most anything for the 40 days of Lent.  Over time, the occasional swear word has slipped back into the open spaces of my conversations...
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