minute as an unrepeatable miracle.
~Margaret Storm Jameson
>Of Note: I was a lucky Mom one year to receive a gorgeous Streptocarpus plant on Mother's Day. At that point, I was running a clinic and the plant name sounded like a disease. But through the years it has brought untold joy as the delicate, remarkable flowers bloom. There's something about flowers that draws us to look deeply inside in wonderment at their near miraculous structure. Check out http://www.gratefulness.org/ for more reasons to appreciate each minute of the day.
>Today's Weather Report: Gloomy. Did I say, gloomy. What I should have said is REALLY gloomy. What's more, it was starting to get dark by 3:30 pm! Jim crawled into bed at 4 pm and said he'd had enough. Me? I'm just perking along like usual, doing a little of this and a little of that. Each minute counts and gloomy can't get in the way of a productive, envigorating day.
>Watch For Change Snippit: Here at Mt. St. Mossback Monastery the Abbot and Abbess are happily married and enjoy all the benefits of that union. Some day a World Religion will emerge that will have no requirements for leading a celibate life. It is this unnatural state that has gotten so many clerics into trouble down through the ages. Mind you, many of these men and women had illicit affairs, but that sadly only added to their inner turmoil. Popes of old even fathered children, which must be a geneaological surprise to many. When the Catholic Church opens its doors to married priests and women priests, we will know that the future has arrived. Speaking of the Catholic Church, the Vatican has quietly halted the canonization of Pope Pius XII. Even they could see that it would not go over well to declare a Nazi sympathizer as a saint.