Sunday, August 9, 2015
Written in late 2008 for Bio on Facebook
I am a Catholic. I am a Wife, Mother and Grandmother. (I have had two great husbands who both are in heaven - and seemingly will not get them to send for me!) but have been married to great men. People always loved my husbands and took me in along with them as I rode their coattails. They both really loved me - cared for me. We had and raised seven sons - very blessed with them. None of them have been divorced - they have marriage values - I really love them all. They all are married to strong women. Between them? They have given us 15 Grandchildren - and we know why they are called Grand.
When I was in my late 60s I discovered I was really a good teacher. Just about the time I decided to resign from CBS - as a Bible Study Teaching Director, I began to know I was really a teacher!!! When you are older you begin to know these things and don't mind saying them - you know it is not an ego thing - because really good gifts come from GOD and you can be happy you have them without feeling you are boasting. I am a great encourager, but I am tough dealing with people who need to be dealt with!!!!! I write and am writing two books - I always said I was not a writer - I could write questions because I know answers, but not a writer.
Recently I have read some of my things and they made me cry - they were so great. I hardly could believe I wrote them - so I am in a new discovery about who I am and what I do with my life - before I go. Did I say I am 76 and will be 77 this year? Tom, my husband, left at 79 (2006) almost 3 full years ago. You would have loved him. You would like our family. They are all growing up - if they take (only) the best from their mother and father - they will be terrific. I thank you for reading all this stuff.
Here is our story: http://terryfenwick.blogspot.com/2011/03/coming-home-terry-and-tom-hand-in-hand.html
Sunday, July 19, 2015
KNOW YOUR CATECHISM
I love this story. I told it with a lecture on Daniel and how he prayed at the window every day. This story is so true about how things happen. People think this is what Catholics do, because they don't know the reasons we do things!! That is one good reason we need to be able to tell them "why" we do the many things we do . . . but you will enjoy the story.
Imitating a Holy Man
A very poor holy man lived in a remote part of China. Every day before his time of meditation in order to show his devotion, he put a dish of butter up on the window sill as an offering to God, since food was so scarce. One day his cat came in and ate the butter. To remedy this, he began tying the cat to the bedpost each day before the quiet time. This man was so revered for his piety that others joined him as disciples and worshipped as he did. Generations later, long after the holy man was dead, his followers placed an offering of butter on the window sill during their time of prayer and meditation. Furthermore, each one bought a cat and tied it to the bedpost.
Moral here is KNOW YOUR CATECHISM!!!