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Strawberries

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Posted by Fr. Matt Oprendek on

They look like most strawberries I’ve bought at the store. Maybe a tad darker and maybe a little smaller, but they look like whatever you’d think a normal strawberry looks like.  And then I tasted one. The fireworks display of flavor put on quite the show inside my mouth! ...

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Shining in the Darkness

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Posted by Fr. Matt Oprendek on

I often write here about everyday things that remind me of something spiritual or (hopefully) something transcendent.  But in light of the Orlando massacre, this week was not filled with images of everyday things, was it? This week, the image I hope to hold up is the image of a candle. The...

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Shoe Store Sage

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Posted by Fr. Matt Oprendek on

 [True story!]  The lady was there to pick up some new shoes for a long race she had signed up for.   Waiting at the counter, she confessed to the clerk, “To be honest, I’m sort of nervous about this upcoming race.  I’ve just never run that far...

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Betty

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She wasn’t an athlete growing up.  Surprising everyone, including herself, Betty Lindberg just set a world record for her age group.  At 91 years old.  She said,  “You may be slow, but if you start and you finish, that’s all you can hope to do. And...

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