Monday, February 25, 2013


I'm very pleased with the two spirituality groups I am running. Monday morning's group is about 12 - 14 women who are professionals that have questions about the church's practices. This morning our conversation focused on reconciliation and the definition of sin. The Thursday group is also around 12 - 14 men and women. We are focusing on ways to deepen one's relationship to God and to become a friend of God. I'm enjoying seeing the hunger they have for something meaningful.

I would love to see a group for Filipinos, Sri Lankans, and Indians, but I haven't found a way, a topic, or an opportunity to have them come together to learn.

I am doing well with NOT shaking hands after Mass. I simply touch my heart and smile at parishioners or I bless them by laying a hand on their heads. I'm told that this spring flowers are opening up, many new times of flora will affect people. Many people get tired from the sand in the air, the floral fragrances, and the rapid shifts of temperatures. We'll see. I'm tired of being sick.

I saw a few new flowers today that look interesting. A daisy-like flower is seen in gardens, but the pistils and stamens are purple instead of yellow. I think I need to make a few side trips to capture the early spring patterns with my camera. I see local artists are putting on a photography show sponsored by the Institute Francais in March.

I'm using a gargle everyday now. It kills bacteria for up to 12 hours. I am trying it out while still being reluctant. I know that the mouth needs to produce good bacteria to fight off the bad ones. We'll see if I remain healthy a bit longer.


  1. I'm sorry that you have been sick so much and I hope you will soon be feeling really well. I'm very happy that your spirituality groups are doing so well. That brings you much joy, I'm sure.

    1. Pounding headache again today. The groups are great. I enjoy them.