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About dwinger

Former farmer, now college instructor

My Heart is Full

Our son Reid is the author of today’s Mary Mail. Reid lives in Fort Worth. He is the president of the Fort Worth branch of Legend Bank. Imagine my surprise when I opened my email last night, and I saw … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit is our Advocate and Guide

This Fr. Anthony’s homily from last Sunday, the Sixth Sunday of Easter. Holy Spirit is our Advocate and Guide. There is a saying, “We need Jesus Christ for our eternal life and the Holy Spirit for our internal life.” The … Continue reading

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A Horse and His Boy — Horse Prayer

“The Horse and His Boy” is the title of a book by C.S. Lewis. It is part of the Chronicles of Narnia series. I don’t remember much about the book except the title. I love the title. I think it’s … Continue reading

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5th Sunday of Easter

Yesterday, the virtual Lectio Divina group met again. We are beginning to know one another. Our time was special. One member of the group shared this image of Jesus that she had seen before. Jesus is the way. (If you … Continue reading

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The Josephine Tree

The sun was just beginning to peak over the horizon. She loved to feel the warmth of the sun. The days were getting longer, and the weather was getting warmer. She hoped the girls would come out and play today. … Continue reading

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4th Sunday of Easter

Today’s Mary Mail is by Fr. Anthony Yanamala. Fr. Anthony is the priest for Sacred Heart of Jesus in Spearman and Cristo Redentor in Gruver. Fr. Anthony is from India. He is a blessing to me and our parish. Jesus … Continue reading

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Mrs. Delin and Houseboating

It’s surprising how one small encounter can stay with a person over the years. I can only think of a few times that I was in the presence of Mrs. Delin. Even though it has been almost 40 years, I … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Easter April 26, 2020

His son has died half a world away, so he travels to France to collect his remains. When he gets there, he learns that his son had just started out on a pilgrimage, a journey. He had begun walking El Camino … Continue reading

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Leigh Anne’s Verse (redux)

One day I was reading the devotional magazine The Word Among Us. There was a blurb asking for personal stories about encounters with scripture. I prayed about it for about 30 seconds, and sat down and wrote “Leigh Anne’s Verse” and … Continue reading

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What does this Word of God stir in your heart?

Arnie and I were sitting in a pastoral planning meeting when he looked at me and said, “I think we should have a Bible study!” I said, “Okay, let’s do it.” So, we worked out the details, and we decided … Continue reading

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