While the special holiday recently was certainly our Fourth of July Independence Day, let’s not forget that July 3 was National Chocolate Wafer Cookie Day. It’s true.
It’s been a couple of Sundays since we heard Jesus’s parable of the mustard seed, but I’m sharing a take on it I heard that I think might get your brain rolling.
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A few months ago my husband was away at a conference, so I decided to venture out for the day with all four kiddos in tow. I wasn’t sure how the events of the day would unfold or how everyone would hold up. Started with making pancakes from scratch, getting the kids fed, the little ones changed, the baby nursed, and myself ready and out the door in time for Saturday-morning Confession. We were off to a great start.
Recently the Church celebrated the beautiful Feast of the Visitation. As I listened to the story again at Mass, the phrase “Jump for Joy” literally “jumped” out at me. This phrase, of course, is not the exact one used in most of our translations of Scripture. But, for some reason, this was the phrase that bounced around in my head as we walked to our car after Mass.
I have a new computer and noticed at the top center is an icon of a little light bulb that reads, “Tell me what you want to do.” Maybe it’s because I had a perpetually messy room as a child and watched too many episodes of I Dream of Jeannie, but I’ve been looking for a light bulb like that my entire life.