I wouldn't call her psychic. And she probably never heard the term, "precognition". Nevertheless, sometimes she seemed to know something was about to happen.
There's always something new to learn at my diverse little Catholic school. Just prior to Ash Wednesday, I learned about King Cake, thanks to one of our cafeteria ladies who hails from Louisiana.
The tradition of baking a tiny baby Jesus inside is intriguing, some might call it charming. What blew me away is that King Cake has fallen victim to lawsuits.
The other day, my young colleague, Alex, and I were discussing a brochure we were working on. We discovered that both of us thought about going into marketing when we were in high school. How things change.
These days, the most challenging part of being a writer for me is promoting and marketing my books. Dear Reader, it's absolutely painful for me! It's not that I don't believe what and who I write for; I'm passionate about both.
Perhaps not passionate enough.
Tom and I have been down to one car since early November. When we made that choice, I told him my only issues were a doctor's appointment and a lunch date with Mary.
An annual school holiday a few days before Mary's birthday is a good time for us to have lunch and catch up at a leisurely pace. At her house the night before, we chatted about where and when. So far, so good.
A few years ago, a friend of mine went in for her annual mammogram. Having indulged in several risky behaviors as a young woman, meeting Jesus changed her from the inside out. She gladly replaced harmful habits with much healthier ones.
Unfortunately, healthier choices didn't prevent a massive invasion of cancer. Within weeks of her exam, Cindy was having a double mastectomy. We are still praising God for delivering her from such a close call.
So, I finished Luke's account of the Nativity, and moved onto Matthew's account. After digging a little deeper into Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, I found myself reading a closer about the wise men.
In a minute, I began asking, "How did they get there from ... where?" Going over lyrics to some of our favorite carols, like "We Three Kings" and "The First Noel" really didn't help.
How many kings, or wise men, were there? Where did their journeys begin?
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