Ever decide to do something at the last minute, like an unplanned errand or something simple like that, and find yourself in a set of circumstances that just feels like God had planned it all along?
Last Friday was like that. Went to my Church to reserve a booth for the September Women’s Expo, and ran into Kim, the wife of Ralph, who selflessly lead our Men’s & Women’s Emmaus groups.
Kim and Ralph have a niece in Miami. And Bella is a miracle. The only person ever, in the history of the world to survive a very rare form of cancer.
Kim had in her hand one of only three copies of Bella’s book, “Why (Not) Me?”
With 180,000 books written each year and 80-million blogs and growing, not to mention Facebook, texting, email, jobs, news channels, You Tube……
Selling a book is next to impossible. All proceeds from this go to cancer research, so selling lots is important. Not to mention the hope and support this offers to others facing their cancer battles.
Bella’s video made me cry.
“Can you imagine a world without Christmas?” — Father Kenny
It’s only been one month, but I miss Christmas.
How about you? Do you miss Christmas?
Can still remember what our Priest said (above) at Christmas Mass. Can you imagine?
Oh, I get it, most people aren’t thinking about Christmas today, unless they are reminded from their credit card bill. Makes sense, I guess.
Christmas comes once a year. Lights, trees, songs, TV specials, food, gifts, traditions…
But what if we celebrated it everyday?
Can you imagine a world with Christmas everyday?
“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
Attending Kevin’s funeral on Christmas Eve, this quote from Albert Einstein was printed on the cover of the funeral bulletin.
Have you ever been struck with a profound thought or observation, when you least expect it? When it’s presented in such a deceptively simple format – in this case, printed text?
One more thing struck me from attending Kevin’s funeral, but not until this very moment. Kevin’s son, maybe three years old, was there, of course. Estimating there were 300 people attending.
But the only other child I saw was the one in my arms most of the Mass.
Holy Family Catholic School Odyssey of the Mind team.
For the second consecutive year, Holy Family Catholic Church sent a team of young students to participate in Odyssey of the Mind World Championships.
This is an amazing accomplishment. The World Championships!
Click here to read the article from The Florida Catholic.
As my Family and I prepare this morning to attend Mass, we are reminded of the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are also reminded that great results require a whole team of people to make dreams come true.
Perhaps, if every person from every religion banded together to make Love stronger than hate, we could actually see a day where world peace is no longer a wish.
Now there’s an odyssey of the mind for ya. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂