Ya know how you do something over, and over, and over again and it becomes rote. Part of who you are, the core of your being. There are many things we do sing, breathe, blink, stretch, contort our faces in ways that show the underlying sentiment, or not. My face has a mind all it's … Continue reading Advent, Lent, Rote, and Renewal
Month: December 2016
Shhh don't tell anyone, please. Oh wait I've probably alrady admitted it...I get distracted at Mass sometimes. Sometimes it's life, sometimes it's people, sometimes I have a hard time understanding the Celebrant. I do try to bring myself back to the present moment, there's not anything more important than that Moment. And tonight what really … Continue reading Twenty-Five
Like a Tree Planted
Jeremiah 17: 7 & 8 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord; the Lord will be their trust. They are like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It does not fear heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; In the year of drought it shows no distress, but still produces fruit. … Continue reading Like a Tree Planted
This blog post feels a little scattered. We are creeping up on the change of the calendar year. I'm wondering where the days of this year disappeared. 2016 is one of those years that was decidedly not one of my faves. Not simply from the "I wish I'd done this differently" but from the "Where … Continue reading Gaudete!
These dark days
Over the last 10 days or so I've been marathon watching The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - the extended versions of course. Have you watched these movies? Have you read the books? The extended versions are closer to the original JRR Tolkein story. Honestly they totally could have made longer movies. That said when … Continue reading These dark days