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Reflections over Morning Coffee

Pat HaggertyReflections over Morning Coffee
Spiritual site in a noisy world…

By Pat Haggerty



Reflecting Anywhere PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

For the past few weeks I have been vacationing at the New Hampshire shore.  It has been wonderful, and we have been truly blessed with fantastic weather!  Perhaps one of the best things about being at the ocean is that it is so easy to reflect.  There is nothing to compare to a long walk on the beach with the warm breezes blowing, the sun shining and the cold water on your feet.

It is easy for me to reflect on God’s goodness and marvel at His creations.  The power of the ocean waves reminds me of God’s strength.  The cycle of the tides is synonymous with the constancy of God.  The blueness of the water is a symbol of the generosity God, which He pours out to us daily.

 
Rocks PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

I was sitting on the beach with my youngest grandson, Mac.  He was sitting amid a pile of rocks and throwing rock after rock as far as he could.  It wasn’t very far---because an almost two-year old doesn’t have such a strong arm.  He was happy as could be, though.  What more could a little one ask for?  The beach.  The rocks.  Throwing things.  That’s bliss!

 
The Message of Pentecost PDF Print E-mail

Pentecost - The Coming of the Holy SpiritBy Pat Haggerty

What causes you fear?  Is it fear of the unknown?  Fear of stepping out of your comfort zone?  Fear of public speaking?  We all have different fears, and they may change from day to day depending upon a situation.  One of my fears is failing to do an excellent job at a task I have been given.  I am an over-achiever, and always have been.  We are often called “type A” people and that can be a burden.  Harry Truman told us that “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  When you think about it that is so true!

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Home PDF Print E-mail

Pat HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

I am not a devoted fan of “American Idol” but I have watched it in the past.  One of my favorite winners was Phillip Phillips, who made the song, “Home” very popular.  I got to thinking about other songs about home.  There is “Home” by Michael Bublé and “I’ll be Home for Christmas” made popular by Bing Cosby.  There is the other Christmas favorite, “There’s No Place like Home for the Holidays.”

In Phillips’ version, one of his lyrics say:  “Know you’re not alone ‘cause I’m going to make this place your home.”  Another line says:  “Settle down.  It’ll all be clear!” In Bublé’s song, he just “wants to go home.”  And, certainly, at Christmas there is definitely “no place like home.”

 
Little White Guest PDF Print E-mail

Patricia HaggertyBy Pat Haggerty

The month of May brings with it many things. We see many transformations in nature---beautiful flowers of myriad colors, greener vegetation and more verdant landscapes.  We hear more chirping birds, feel more gentle breezes and sense a stronger presence of the sun and its warmth.

May also means more events to cherish---Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations and First Communions.  It is the latter that I want to focus on.  My grandson will be making his First Communion and it has caused me to reflect.  It has brought me back to my own First Communion at St. Anthony’s Church.  I still have a picture of me standing in front of the altar, hands clasped in prayer wearing my white dress and veil.  There are moments of that day that I remember distinctly.  I can recall processing into the church from the school, and I can remember going back to church in the afternoon to get our scapulars.  It must have been a part of the ceremony in the 50’s to get scapulars to mark our devotion to Mary.

 
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