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January 2019

Miriam

Dear Friends,

The festivities of Christmas and the New Year have quieted, and I ponder now on what word or message will be given to guide me in 2019? And what comes to mind is a little girl named Miriam.

Miriam’s mother, Maria, came to my home the day before Thanksgiving and invited me to a party the next day celebrating Miriam’s 7th birthday. She said, “We weren’t going to celebrate – there is very little money. But Miriam insisted saying, ‘Mamá, I want to
celebrate my birthday – I am here – I lived! We HAVE to have a party with a meal, piñata – everything!’ And she said, ‘We have to
invite Hermana Katy.’"

Maria and I reminisced ...

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January 2019

The festivities of Christmas and the New Year have quieted, and I ponder now on what word or message will be given to guide me in 2019? And what comes to mind is a little girl named Miriam.

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August 2018

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