Way back in the day I remember one of the "older" neighborhood kids telling me about the movie Jaws. We were standing on her front porch on a sunny afternoon I was 7 maybe 8 years old. I remember having nightmares about a shark attacking me and falling out of bed. My imagination worked overtime … Continue reading Imagine
I want to begin this post with, "Thank you" for your prayerful support through this year. I am grateful for each person who has taken a moment to lift both public and private intentions on my behalf to the Lord. You all have helped me through some challenging moments, and allowed me to see and … Continue reading Pray for us now…
Philippians 4: 4-7Brothers and sisters:Rejoice in the Lord always.I shall say it again: rejoice!Your kindness should be known to all.The Lord is near.Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ … Continue reading Gaudete! Rejoice!
Advent is something of a little Lent, wherein we, hopefully out of love of God and neighbor, give up a little something either as a charitable gift, or spend a bit more time in prayer for someone, or take a moment to examine our heart. It is a time of preparation for the Advent (coming) … Continue reading The Grace of Beginning, Again
An Advent Reflection The other day I read something really beautiful written by Dr. Tom Neal on Word on Fire: Show me the Father. By the time I arrived at the end of the piece the tears were sliding down my face. It is in part because of my experience earlier this year, having that … Continue reading It’s a good day to begin anew
Yes, it's the Liturgical New Year. Today we begin again, telling the stories leading up to the Birth of Jesus. That moment when God, who seems, often feels, somewhere out there, way beyond our grasp, entered into out daily, human, corporeal existence, becoming one of us in everything, except sin. Through all the trials, and … Continue reading Happy New Year!