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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)

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Miscellaneous Good Stuff
published 3 July 2012 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

God loves to surprise me. Here are some the delightful surprises (events or new insights) that took place during the time the Way of Love 100 Steps was being gradually put up on this web.

- “Humor is your best friend,” is a slogan of Recovery, International for anger, fear and depression. Here is a cut incident. I was in the middle of a fierce argument with someone. My daughter, Diana, who is an artist, was listening. She quickly drew a cartoon of the 2 of us disputants. That was the end of the argument.

- Did you know that older people get such joy out of seeing younger people make mistakes? Yes. We are so afraid of senility, so every time a younger person messes up we smile!

- Want a lot of help with parish bazaars, rummage sales? Enlist the over 70 crowd. At my parish in California there were ninety year-olds going through bags of donated clothing at a pace that made me dizzy!

- Random thought: Are we God’s reality show?

- Anxiety about trifles comes from a peculiar type of gluttony: greed for pleasure and fear of displeasure. If I am looking to do penance all day for some special intention, I don’t have anxiety.

- A new friend, a grandmother, related how when her kids and grandkids were little she always cuddled them in her bed. She says that now, even at age 30 one granddaughter when she visits insists on this treatment. How’s that for a good form of the ridiculed “touchy feely”?

Read more blog entries by Dr. Ronda Chervin by visiting RondaView. Dr. Ronda Chervin has many free e-books and audios on her website, rondachervin.com. If you go to her website and read or listen and then want to correspond with her she will be available. Her schedule does not permit, however, responding to comments on the Blog, though she enjoys reading them. Dr. Ronda’s newest project is spiritualityrunningtogod.com.

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