Roscoe's Story

Monday

A 54-Day “Get Strong” Novena

Novena FON

Today begins a 54-Day Novena which will end on 01 Janury 2021, a feast day celebrated by the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

More information about Fr. Richard Heilman's “Get Strong” Novena can be found here. Special meditations and Bible readings will be offered for each day of the Novena, but the most important part will be daily recitation of 5 Decades of the Rosary.

I've done several of Fr. Heilman's 54-Day Novenas and have found each one to be an edifying and worthwhile experience. I'll be doing this one, too.

And the adventure continues.


Published on 09 November 2020, ~09:40 Central Time.

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Prelude to Election Day

That's what this Monday has felt like all day long.

She and I WERE planning to show up at our polling place early tomorrow morning. But when she returned home from work this afternoon she told me she'd have to work tomorrow morning. Drat! Usually she's off all day Tuesday. Now our plan is to head over to the Elementary School in the neighborhood to vote as soon as gets home tomorrow afternoon.

I'm confident our man will win, but I'll feel much better about things after I've cast my vote.

And the adventure continues.


Published on 02 November 2020, ~19:45 Central Time.

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Dispelling the Gloom

A grim and gloomy start to this morning, and I'm not sure why. Last night's sleep was about average: 3 ½ hr. 1st sleep segment, followed by 45 min. insomnia break, then another sleep segment of a little more than three hours, finally waking ½ hour before my first alarm. That should be enough to see me through the day.

Local and National news is all pretty depressing, that's probably a source of the grimness I sense.

The morning's health metrics were surprisingly good, though, and the financials checked out okay. There is that to dispel the gloom. Yeah. Think I'll focus on that. And my prayers, of course.

And the adventure continues.


Published on 26 October 2020, ~07:40 CDT, this is my post number 96/100/365 of the https://100daystooffload.com blogging challenge.

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