Monday, November 12, 2012


The homily at mass yesterday was about the two widows that gave everything they had to God in faith. One widow only had a few coins to her name, but came to the church and put them in the offering. God said that her offering meant so much more than the offerings the wealthy had given. The rich gave of their abundance, while the poor widow gave her life's savings.

The second widow came across Elijah. He asked her to make him bread. She only had enough for one more meal for her child and her. Despite this, she was obedient to God's word and used the last of her bread and oil for this stranger. She was blessed because of this and never went hungry again.

These stories from the Bible hit home. Lately my medical expenses have been outrageous. I'm living on a few dollars and a little bit of change. I only had six dollars yesterday and gave one to the collection during mass. I had to save the five dollars to go to the grocery store. There was a big sale going on and I had to have a some food in the house to feed my daughter when she comes home from college this weekend. I went to the store and found all sorts of deals. I was able to fill a basket with food for only five dollars. God rewarded me with so much even though I was only able to give Him so little.


Friday, November 9, 2012

Running Away

I saw the picture you put online today. Your hair is longer and you have a full beard. You look good honey. In my head I know we can't be together again. In my heart I want to try again. We could buy a house out west in the mountains. We could be growers and ride 4-wheelers all day and cook food and watch movies all night.

I know none of this is realistic. I'm so stressed out and dealing with more issues than any one person should have to bare. I guess I just want to run away. I want to be far away from my life right now. I want someone to take care of me for a little while.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Long lines, confused people, and freezing temperatures ushered in Election Day in Ohio. I arrived at 7:00 am to see a line of people standing outside waiting to vote. None of the poll workers were equipped to handle such large crowds at this new polling location.

After 45 minutes of waiting I finally was given my ballot to vote. While waiting for mine to be scanned, I noticed the scanner in the adjoining district was labeled "broken". Those ballots were to be hand scanned later. Hmm. I suspect many lawsuits will be filed against Ohio and a few will be won.

If you don't vote, you may not complain!