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Rock Star Retro

Whoop, here it is, Advent again!  The end of the calendar year, the start of the Church year, all the familiar characters.  In our Sunday liturgies, we hear about endings, beginnings, signs and those who remind us to stay awake … Continue reading

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The Twelve Steps to being a Spiritual Writer

  Step Five- Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. Over the past few weeks, we have examined our failings and sins. The purpose has not been to feel badly about ourselves. … Continue reading

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The Romance of Prayer

If any part of your life has been devoted to working on growing your spiritual walk, you should have some familiarity with the bible and its living wisdom.  For Christians in general and Catholics in particular, it is simply pivotal … Continue reading

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Humility: Jesus, Grant Me The Grace To Desire It

Some years ago, at my morning prayer group, my cherished friend Deacon Larry brought copies of the Litany of Humility. I never had heard of that prayer until that day. The men in my group trust Larry implicitly, so we dove … Continue reading

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Shelter

You may or may not be familiar with the phrase “road trip” depending on your age.  That phrase, though, defined a generation and coined many phrases that are in the American lexicon of nostalgia.  There was a time when friends … Continue reading

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Planets, Dr. Seuss and Snowflakes—Combined Proof That There is a CREATOR

Ten  years ago, NASA’s new, Horizon Spacecraft left our humble, little planet and began its voyage to to the edges of our solar system and beyond. After traveling 3 billion-plus miles, New Horizon finally passed Pluto, the furthest planet from … Continue reading

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The Veil

Have you ever stood in a sanctuary at night after the lights are out?  Have you ever been in a cemetery close to dusk? Have you ever spent time in an adoration chapel by yourself?  Were you ever in a … Continue reading

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The Twelve Steps of being a Spiritual Writer

Step Two – “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore our writing to sanity”   We have talked about following the call of God as he inspires us to write stories or articles to promote the … Continue reading

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Same Old, Same Old

Even if you are not an avid theater fan, I bet you know this line:  “Tradition, tra-di-tion!”  Right, Fiddler on the Roof.  This great musical is basically a story of ethnicity and the patriarch’s struggle to keep the practices of … Continue reading

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The Twelve Steps of being a Spiritual Writer

Step Two – “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore our writing to sanity”   How do you remain spiritually sane? There are many methods that will keep you grounded, solid and living in truth. The … Continue reading

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