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Margaret Barry Settlement House
I am a perennial optimist
I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
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Monthly Archives: May 2020
When I was growing up, my parents often quoted poetry to us. They did this to inspire, reassure, and at times bring humor to our lives. When they were in school, they were required to memorize all kinds of poems. … Continue reading
Starting sometime in high school (a LONG time ago), Thursdays became my favorite day. School was pretty much always my happy place. I loved it. I loved the give and take between teachers and students. Teachers inspired me. Academics came … Continue reading
do you like photography? Did you like fairy tales and using your imagination when you were growing up? This guest post will appeal to you. https://wp.me/pbVRp9-3r
I suppose it happens to all of us. There are times when I am just dragging. On those days, I just want the burdens on my back or in my heart to lift or fly away. There really is no … Continue reading
The Greatest Generation came of age, of course, during the Great Depression. They sacrificed. They went without They made do. They did what had to be done. When things got better, they never took affluence for granted. The following story … Continue reading
I chat with God about so many things. I bet you do, too. I saw a post recently that really comforted me. I find that some days, I need comfort and inspiration. Thus, I assume I am not the only … Continue reading
Happy Sunday to you. Are you feeling adrift or directionless? These first words were written by St Teresa of Avila, in the 14th Century. “God has no hands but our hands to do his work today; God has no feet … Continue reading
when my elders wanted me to gain perspective and move from seeing the negatives to seeing the positives, they would say “pull up your socks”. The Bible says “gird your loins”. Either way, we need to do that, don’t you … Continue reading