Tag: hope

How to Find Hope Around You

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch. Signs and Stories of Hope All Around Us My story is about hope through darkness. The idea of a dark night, but the respite of looking away from our mysterious surroundings to the night sky, where the stars shine older than everything around

Waiting for Easter

The clouds rolled in on that Friday called good. What was I doing? My Lent was a mess. After two years of living Lent, I wanted to go back in time, to simply fast and pray. It happened, but halfway through I dropped the prayer and the fasting cost me

Living on Hope in a World of Tears

Today is Holy Saturday. Christ waits for us. Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch. Hope is good. Hope is the thing we feel when we desire something in the future, which we do not possess right now. That thing is difficult to obtain, but it is possible. If we

Dare to Hope

I am part of the Young Ladies Institute, a women’s group at St. Anthony’s in Hughson. At Christmas time they delivered poinsettias to homebound or ailing members. I was surprised to see my friend at my door with that red mass of Duarte’s flowers in hand. “I’m not homebound!” I

Days of Promise

Today is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today is one of the days of promise. The Immaculate Conception is the day we celebrate God’s gift of redemption to Mary, through the merits of Christ cross, applied retroactively in order to prepare a place fitting for

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