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Reflections over Morning Coffee

Pat HaggertyReflections over Morning Coffee
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By Pat Haggerty

What’s On Your End-Table? PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

Every morning I retreat to my study to start my day with prayer and reflection.  It is my quiet time with the Lord.  As I told you, I have a favorite chair that serves as a wonderful spot for my daily ritual.

I also have an end-table next to the chair that holds everything I need---especially my books and coffee cup!  One can tell a lot about an individual by looking at their desk.  I wonder if the same holds true for an end-table.

In The Bleak Midwinter PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

I love the Christmas season, and it is hard for me to say good-bye to it.  Something that marks the end of the season for me is our family Epiphany party or Petit Noël.   This year I even made an Epiphany cake! Tradition has it that if you put a token in the cake, the person getting the cake slice with the token will have a blessed year.  I inserted a little image of Jesus in the cake, and I couldn’t wait to see who would get the special cake slice.  We crowned my niece after she got the special piece.

The Little Drummer Boys PDF Print E-mail


By Pat Haggerty

I often watch the Today Show to get my day started.  The other morning, a minister was on talking about how to get the joy from the holidays.  He noted that this can be a stressful time and that we are often looking for the elusive, perfect Christmas.  His message was simple:  make memories and don’t worry about perfection!

Last Updated on Friday, 23 December 2011 16:22
One Word PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

Often, some of our most significant messages come in the form of one word:  Greetings!  Congratulations!  Bravo!  Magnifique!  Welcome!  We received one such important message in last Sunday’s gospel.  The message was “Watch!”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 November 2011 10:23
You’ve Become a Pirate PDF Print E-mail

By Pat Haggerty

Every Tuesday and Thursday my three year old grandson comes to my house and has breakfast with me.  There is a sort of ritual to those early mornings.  I prepare him an egg with the yellow soft so that he can “open the door” and dunk in his toast.  The toast has to be cut in triangles, and he usually washes everything down with a glass of apple juice.

While he is eating his breakfast, and before heading off to nursery school, we often watch a movie or play a game.  My husband and I have accrued quite a collection of children’s DVDs, so there are plenty of titles from which to select.  For the past few weeks, my grandson has been obsessed with the movie Hook.

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