Sep 30, 2020
In Introduce Yourself
I would never have known about JFO! Barbara introduced me to Lassen's JFO camp in 2017 ... and I was "hooked." In 2018, I attended Lassen again and Barbara and I attended Autumn together. In 2019 I attended Autumn camp ... and it was there that I could finally mourn my dear friend Barbara's death (July 4, 2019). I was blessed by learning so much from Barbara! She and I had the most amazing discussions of faith. And we could be so open and honest with each other. And we could disagree ... you have probably already heard about the time when Barbara was explaining the Divine Plan (as understood by Glenn Clark) to me ... and I rather bluntly said, "I don't believe that at all!" But she assured me that I could still be a valued member of the JFO family without totally agreeing with the Divine Plan :-) I am so sorry that the pandemic is keeping us from meeting in person this year. I really miss the hugs and the sharing! But I am thankful for the opportunity for us to meet virtually. I will be holding each of you in my heart during our camp ... holding you in the light of love and peace and patience.
Sep 29, 2020
In Along the Path
I love to collect spiritual quotes ... in fact I even have a 3x5 file of such quotes! The one I would like to share today is by Pope Francis: "Rivers do not drink their own water; Trees do not eat their own fruit; The sun does not shine on itself and Flowers do not spread their fragrance for themselves. Living for others is a rule of nature. We are all born to help each other. No matter how difficult it is ... Life is good when you are happy; But much better when others are happy because of you." Please share some of your favorite spiritual quotes ... or comment upon others that have been shared.