Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff

26 Nov

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.”

― Spencer Johnson

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Friday and Saturday were gorgeous sunny warm days here in North Texas. I’m so glad that I got to visit the square for all the holiday festivities both days. This morning, I woke to a cold morning with gale force winds that could topple over a redwood tree. Well, I’m exaggerating a little, but not much. I took the dog for a blustery walk, then off to church early to greet before Mass. It was a little humorous because everyone walking into church this morning had a goodly shove into the door by Mother Nature.

My little friend Liam always has the biggest grin on his face when he runs up to the door to see if Miss Toni has a little something for him in her pocket.

Today’s Gospel was about Pilate asking Jesus if He thought himself king of the Jews, and Jesus replied that His kingdom was not of this earth.

“For this I was born and for this I came into the world,

to testify to the truth.

Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

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My take on it… anyone who tells the truth, any honest, just and loving person, these are the people who are living the best life here on earth and who will inherit eternal life one day. But most of all, the person who you must be most honest to is yourself. And, the person you must love and respect the most is yourself.

After Mass, I stopped for coffee at McD with Mr. Jerry, then home to walk the dog again. A few kitchen chores later, I was off to lunch with Miss Zelda. Instead of our usual Olive Garden, I suggested the new adorable cafe up the road from me, The Bluebird Cottage and Cafe…at 3711 FM 1461, McKinney. The cafe serves pastries, cakes, paninis, sandwiches, soups and salads as well as coffee, tea, juices and more.

Adorable café in a farmhouse on one acre with a wraparound porch serving soups, salads, sandwiches, paninis, specialty espresso and tea drinks, pastries and cakes all homemade!! Offering some dishes that are Keto friendly, low carb, gluten free and vegan!

The effervescent owner, Sabrina Parker, stopped by our table a few times to see how we were enjoying our meal. I had ordered the quinoa salad, and it was soooo delicious, I couldn’t stop raving about it, nor could I finish the whole big plate full. I got a to-go box.

Before we left, Sabrina asked if I’d like an extra container to take home. They were closing soon and she said that they’d have to make a fresh batch in the morning. Well, I couldn’t turn down her kind offer. Yummy!

The rest of my evening was mixed with more dog walking, a few phone calls, and my factor part of Sunday…FaceTime with my adorable grand-daughter.

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