Regarding earlier prayer for my Deacon, Ginnie, and her husband, Don, who was dealing with lymphoma spread to his lungs: Don has returned from the hospital to hospice at home. Bring strength and healing to him and Ginnie as they say goodbye for now.I am reading of lots of funerals these days, of friends attending or officiating. For those who mourn and those who are beginning to reweave the unraveled threads of their lives.
For Father Tony and the infant community in the South Valley.
For those who struggle with even the simplest things in life.
For young families.
For the forgotten.
For the grace of Alice Higgins who always said, "I have a lot to be thankful for."
For those who toil and struggle for the sake of justice for all, health for all, safety for all, shelter for all, food for all, clothing for all, education for all, hope for all.
For those who pray for us when we cannot pray and those who hold us when we weep.
For those who prepare honest, healthy food for others to eat.
For those who till the soil and fish the oceans.
For those who remind us to see and hear and be touched by beauty.