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Facing Days of Despair

Facing Days of Despair

by Pat Farrell Some days I experience the doldrums. I don’t know what brings these emotions on. I’m sitting here this morning feeling pretty useless and wishing God would just…

Teach Us to Number Our Days

Teach Us to Number Our Days

By Pat Farrell Teach us to number our days, so that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 One of the best things I learned to help me…

The Voice of a Saint

The Voice of a Saint

by Pat Farrell I made my way up to the 4th floor of a local hospital. I was there to wish the staff a Merry Christmas and remind them I…

The Addiction of the News

The Addiction of the News

by Pat Farrell I watch too much television. I’m not referring to game shows or sitcoms, but the news. It is a struggle not to watch the news all day,…

Jackson Park’s light display

From one end to the other, Jackson Park is all aglow, decked out with a sizable drapery of tree lights greeting passersby on First Street. But this year, passersby have…

The addiction of the news

The addiction of the news

I watch too much television.  I’m not referring to game shows or sitcoms, but the news.  It is a struggle not to watch the news all day, and I have…

Living with Fear

Living with Fear

by Pat Farrell I, like many of you, do not like being afraid. It is such an insecure, unstable place of needless worry. Sometimes fear hits us suddenly, but more…

The Calling on Your Life

The Calling on Your Life

by Pat Farrell Make no mistake – You have a calling on your life. A calling is a term that I love to use because it means there is something on this…

The Tattoo

The Tattoo

by Pat Farrell I saw him enter the gym as I was finishing on the elliptical glider. You couldn’t help but notice him as he was covered in tattoos. “What…

A Light in the Dark

A Light in the Dark

by Pat Farrell This is a story I need to tell again and again. I remember one night when my dog got me up at 12:30AM. Most of the time,…

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