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Holy Enough

Everything in life is a cycle.  Birth to death, Spring to Winter, river to lake to ocean, seed to fruit, atom to mass to energy, everything.   You could say that about the spiritual life also.  We haltingly learn the prayers, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Red

Advent and Christmas were always bright and happy times in my childhood home.  While focus was on preparing for the coming of Christ, mixed in with that anticipation was the fun of decorating.  Red was everywhere and in every room.  … Continue reading

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Catholic Teen Books

Guilds with a small “g” serve as the organs of The Catholic Writers Guild. Small “g” guilds include critique groups, chapters, committees, conference gatherings, and other community-building entities. They encourage the vocation of writing among the member and sometimes, the … Continue reading

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Don’t Wanna Hear It!

I suppose that it is easy enough to look at the spiritual journey and get caught up in all of the details of how to get from point “U”  (unworthy) to point “H” (Holy).  In one form or another … Continue reading

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Partners with God

“For we are God’s co-workers, you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor. 3:9) We are called by God to take care of his creation, not just as stewards but as co-creators with God. His work continues with our help, … Continue reading

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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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