Father Kiesler’s Visitor

Father Kiesler was in the office reading a copy of The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI). His mother gave it to him when he visited her on Mother's Day. He was greeted enthusiastically first by his younger sister, Katja and then, his mother who was beside herself with delight. …

The Grapefruit Diet

I used to think that grapefruit helped me to lose weight and I still did up to a few minutes. I’m thinking of going on a diet and wanted to start back eating grapefruit. Now, I’m not so sure that it will help me to shed the pounds. I googled to see if I have …

Too Much Bread?

Image by Freepix Is too much bread bad for you? Well, I have always wondered about that. One of my co-workers had cut down in the amount of bread she eats and she has lost a lot of weight. My husband has noticed that when he eats too much bread, his skin becomes discolored. He’s …

Grand-mama’s Warning

"Oh, you're starting to show now," Angie's mother exclaimed in delight. "I can't wait to be a grandmother." "You're already a grandmother," Angie said dryly. "I know but it's my first from you and Paul." "With your looks, the baby will be beautiful if it's a girl and handsome if it's a boy." "I hope …

Amy Spills the Beans

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields “Paul, today’s Mom’s birthday.  Can we stop here and get her a little something?” “Sure.  I’ll wait here.” Angie went into the gift shop and began to browse for something her mother might like.  “Hello, Angie.” “Hello, Amy.” “What are you here to buy?” “A birthday gift for my mother.” …

The Gym

It was a Friday evening and she was in the kitchen trying to recreate a dish she had a couple of times at a Tapas bar.  It smelled great.   Hopefully, it would taste great too.   It was a low calorie recipe because she was watching her weight.  This morning when she stepped on …

Tired

“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? – Amos 3:3 “Wendy, you can’t leave now!” Sarah cried. They were standing outside in the church’s parking lot.  The service had just ended and Wendy was heading home.  She was tired and just wanted to be by herself. “I am leaving,” she said firmly. …

Women and Arthritis

My mother used to have severe pain in her knees due to arthritis before she got replacements in them.  I remember how swollen they looked.  She told me that the arthritis might have been the result of scrubbing the floor on her knees.  Since then they hurt and her mother put on them but they …

Bad Posture

Growing up my mother always used to say to me, "Hold up your back" because I slouched.  You would think that going to ballet classes would have helped.  It didn't.  Years later I was still slouching or hunched over my keyboard as I was typing.   My fiance used to be on my case.  He scolded me every time he …

Beauty Rest

Just recently I was thinking about this nursery rhyme: Early to bed, Early to rise. Makes a man, Wealthy and Wise. I guess I was thinking about it because I have a very bad habit of going to bed late at night and struggling to get up early in the morning.  Sometimes I feel as …

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