Category Archives: religion

The Day I Was Electrocuted

On my 21st birthday, my parents sent me down to take ice cream out of the old freezer that they kept in the garage.  I was supposed to bring up a container of vanilla and one of neopolitan.  As I … Continue reading

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October 13, 1917 Fátima, Portugal

In 1916, 100 years ago, 3 small shepherd children in the tiny town of Aljustrel, Portugal had the job of taking care of the sheep for their poor families.  Aljustrel, a half-mile from Fátima, was a rural community set in … Continue reading

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I Can’t Get Catholicism Out Of My System

It wasn’t until I started writing that I realized how much my Catholic upbringing is part of my story.  If you had asked me a while ago, I would have replied that I was raised Catholic, but my current beliefs … Continue reading

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A Story of Prayer

Religion is contentious and comforting at the same time.  But what is at the core? A belief in a higher power and the role that this higher power has in our lives, in the lives of others, the role it … Continue reading

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My Conflict With Religion

Religion used to be a definitive part of my life.  I was following the rules or I wasn’t.  I was accepting God’s love or I wasn’t.  I was respectful to people of all religions.  My religion wasn’t worse or better … Continue reading

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Are there car seats in heaven?

I almost guarantee that no one has ever asked you that question before. After my baby daughter died, I used to go to the cemetery a lot. Not like every day, but probably twice a week or so. My 3 … Continue reading

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