This weekend (November 17/18) I will give a weekend retreat/revival at OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH in Daytona Beach, Florida. After that I will travel further south to be with my father and family for a quiet Thanksgiving, our first "holiday" since the death of my mother. I can't say that I'm looking forward to it, though the strength of family and the opportunity to be together is a blessing. The one who is not there will be sorely missed however.
As we take time next week to be thankful for our blessings, may we all savor the people whom we have been given to love and who love us. Blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving to you...and perhaps more from the sunshine state.