The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away: Finding beauty through change

The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD!” Job 1:21 The above quote from Job is probably one of my favorites! The full quote includes the first part of verse 21: “Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb and naked I shall go back” These words haveContinue reading “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away: Finding beauty through change”

All Souls Day – In Memoriam

Today on All Souls Day and throughout the month of November, we not only remember the dead, but we apply our efforts, through prayer, almsgiving, and the Mass, to their release from Purgatory.  As Christians, we don’t travel through this world alone. Our salvation is wrapped up with the salvation of others, and charity requiresContinue reading “All Souls Day – In Memoriam”

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers in the world, but especially to those in my life. Happy Father’s Day to my Dad; Larry Bruns. From you I get my name, my love of hands on working, my love of mowing and working outdoors,  my middle name, as well as my love of antiques.Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day!”