God’s Plan Began with Mary

From the beginning, God had a plan. He knew when he created Adam and Eve that they would fall from His grace. He knew that salvation would require sacrifice. And so He had a plan, one that began with a woman.

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Whiskey Laced Chicken Supper

Is this really the first day in June? Oh my, this year is really flying along. The older I get, the more the days seem to whisk on by. Too bad life doesn’t come with a remote control to fast-forward though life’s difficulties and a pause button to linger in the joys.

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Hail Mary’s Immaculate Feast

Although not spelled out in scripture, today many Catholics will fulfill their Holy Obligation and attend Mass in Celebration of the Immaculate Conception. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is probably one of the most confusing days, even for some Catholics.

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Mary’s Immaculate Feast

From a purely religious perspective, today is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics. While not rooted in scripture, today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The term Immaculate Conception often confuses people, even some Catholics.

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An American Sunday Supper

When I was growing up, Sunday Suppers were a big deal. I think part of what made Sundays so special was all the extended family. There were cousins and close family friends.  If you were upset with a sibling, there were always plenty of other people to be with. On any given Sunday, there could be as many as 15 to 20 children, and 8 to 10 adults. That’s a lot of people.

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Simple Onion-Garlic Drumsticks

Sometimes the most simple meals are the best. After all, simple does not mean one-dimensional. What makes food worth eating are layers and textures and aromas. How do we eat? With our senses fully engaged – with our eyes and our noses long before that first bite.

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