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First Days of the New Year 2017

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 4, 2017

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I remember looking forward to 1984 when it was the title of a book about the future. All of a sudden it’s 2017! How did that happen? In case you are still deciding on your new year’s resolutions, here are some tips culled from Pope Francis and from my previous New Year posts: First, Pope […]

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A New Year Poem to Recall God’s in Charge

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 28, 2016

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My present to you:  An encouraging poem as we face this new year. Happy New Year! God Knows by Minnie Louise Hoskins   And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into […]

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Turning over a New Leaf in 2016: Revelations and Resolutions

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 30, 2015

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I’m sure you’ve had the experience of suddenly realizing you have misunderstood something for a long time. For example, a friend of mine thought that in the Christmas song “Reindeer pause” was “Reindeer paws” until it dawned on her that reindeer have hooves not paws. Just as I began pondering this new blog, I had […]

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Let Something New Renew You

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 16, 2013

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While reading a historical fiction book, the thought occurred to me that I could write something like that. Now, I’ve written dozens of nonfiction books but never a novel. For me this would be a novel experience! (Sorry, couldn’t resist that pun.) But could I do it? As I plunged into the project, I discovered […]

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Be Renewed in the New Year

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 2, 2013

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As we put up new calendars, once again we glibly wish everyone, “Happy New Year!”  But what does this mean? Here is one way to open up that expression. Consider it my prayer for blessings on you! Best wishes for a fresh new year of your life. During 2013 may you . . . reconnect […]

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A Christmas List

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 2, 2012

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This past Sunday in church a little girl about five years old sat beside me. She wore a Santa hat that was covered with large silver sequins. I told her, “I like your hat. I wish I had one like that.” Looking up at me, the girl advised in all seriousness, “If you really want […]

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