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A Journey of the Heart

We get very little notice they are coming. The door opens and someone cries out, Families! The families are here! We begin applauding, as those present at Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley’s Humanitarian Respite Center rush to greet … Continue reading

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Reach Out, Touch Someone

Every day, I see God’s hands at work, and witness how important and healing touch is in our lives. A loving gaze. A warm embrace. Two or more hands clasped in prayer. “Touch speaks the wordless words of love,” writes … Continue reading

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Baby Steps. Mere Baby Steps, Take You to the Mountain Top.

It’s not unusual for the Central American refugees crossing the Rio Grande River into the United States to develop colds and upper respiratory infections, especially after their extended stay in ICE’s (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement) heavily air-conditioned detention centers. And … Continue reading

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Make Me A Channel of Your Peace

I carry the current issue of Magnificat with me, everywhere I go. Each day, this monthly magazine offers beautiful morning and evening prayers drawn from the Liturgy of the Hours, the daily readings for Mass, meditations and spiritual writings, and … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

A 43-year-old Brazilian father just came into the Humanitarian Respite Center at Sacred Heart Church – McAllen, TX, with his 13-year-old son. The father looked around and started to cry, he was so happy to be here. Wiping his eyes, … Continue reading

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Bienvenidos!

We get very little notice they are coming. The door opens and someone cries out, “Families! The families are here!” And all of the volunteers and staff from Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley rush to the front of … Continue reading

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Snowflakes Keep Falling

Thank you, Lord, for the beautiful snowflakes that greeted me this morning!                          They are the largest and fluffiest I’ve seen all year. I had to chuckle, though,   … Continue reading

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Wicked Weather Epiphany.2

How’s the weather where you are? Is winter over yet?!? I am mystified how clear roads and skies can give way to immediate whiteout blizzard conditions within minutes. I was driving along, singing a song, feeling centered and secure. Then my drive … Continue reading

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Wicked Weather Epiphany

Over the past two days, my typical under-an-hour work commute, each way, has turned into a two-hour commute, both there and then back again. I don’t mind the time, usually. I drive along the river and love watching the sunrise and sunset … Continue reading

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Medicine 2.0 @ Stanford Opened The Door

I looked furtively for friendly eyes. That’s the first piece of advice I give to speakers I coach. The stage is yours. Your audience isn’t going anywhere. So, before you open your mouth to speak, take a moment to get … Continue reading

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