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This is my 300th blog! That seems like a big number…300. When I think of the number 300, I think of baseball. Batting .300 is a big deal in the big leagues. Legend has it that Cap Anson, one of the greatest players in the late 1800s, when asked what he’d like his tombstone to say replied, “I guess one line will be enough: Here lies a man that batted .300.” Now, I am not saying I want my tombstone to say “She wrote 300 blogs” but 300 is a big deal in baseball and blogging!

Looking back, I found that my first blog was published on our website October 27, 2009. This blog included an introduction of me along with a picture in which I sported a Sleepy Eye, St. Mary’s sweatshirt, showing off my catch of the day, a large-mouth bass. Since that first blog, I feel there isn’t a topic that I have not blogged about. I have written about prayer and scripture, being a Benedictine Sister, and many sports related blogs (hence the first paragraph). The Holy Spirit has been good to me, as I’m typically inspired by something I have seen, read, heard, prayed for, or experienced. Oftentimes, I will pray and reflect, and then the words come, and another blog is posted.

Looking back over my first 299 blogs, it has been a nice little trip down memory lane. It was fun to reminisce about the people, places, and events that inspired me 299 times. Surprisingly, there are a few blogs that I don’t recall writing, and some incidents that I had forgotten. However, looking through these previous blogs has given me more inspiration and here I am, embarking on the next 300. Come, Holy Spirit!

To read all 300 of Sister Lisa Maurer’s blogs go to www.duluthbenedictines.org/blog/

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–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict