Whale of a time

I walked into the living room and saw my husband on his cell phone, clearly trying to catch something, and asked, “Anything good in here?”

Gently, he declared: “Yes, you.”

“Oh, that’s so sweet!”, I responded and thought, my ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em mentality’ had started to pay off.

I grabbed a blanket to sit near him as he tipped his phone toward me.

When I saw the display, I sat on the couch by myself instead.

As I reclined, he laughed, caught Wailmer and blubbered something about me being a gift in his life.

Now I understand the Pokemon warning. Remember to be alert at all times. Stay aware of your surroundings.

Heavenly Father,

As we enter another week of our Lenten journey, guide us to the path that leads to you. Fill our hearts with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as we strive to become the best versions of ourselves, honestly admitting our shortcomings and sins. As we renew our resolve each day to become better people, let us hear your voice in the deepest reaches of our hearts. Give us rest in you. Help us to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment. Stay with us through the busy days this week and remind us that when we need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, we can always turn to you. Help us develop discipline and generosity through fasting and almsgiving, and come closer to you through prayer this Lent. In your name we pray, Amen.

…Saint Anthony of Padua Parish bulletin

Shirley, Massachusetts

I am a writer whom journals about life, family, New England, everything and nothing and whispers of the Holy Spirit.