Tag Archives: Discipleship

When Healing is a Crisis

I’ve been retired a while now.  I still suffer from the “know it allness” of being a teacher for thirty-five years.  If you know any of us, please be patient.  It’s hard to give up something that you have done … Continue reading

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In the Middle of It

The last few weeks have been crazy.  So many things seem to have just gone “round the bend” in our current culture.  The Supreme Court has re-defined marriage in a decision that is just as crazy as Roe.  The tenth … Continue reading

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Haters Gotta Hate

So, here in 2015, thanks to public media, we have gotten to a place where we judge, comment and hate rampantly and openly.  Everyone who has two cents to own a phone, twitter or face book account feels entitled to … Continue reading

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Time to “Slap Back” at the Self-Serving Intolerance of the Anti-Catholic/Christian

Sorry–it is Good Friday and I do not feel too “bubbly” right now. When I began to contemplate the Cross today and Who was nailed to it I found myself disgusted. I am disgusted and fed up with the approximately … Continue reading

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Witness for Atonement, by Robert Margetts

  Rumor had it that during the Cold War, the Soviet Union had targeted my town and several neighboring cities and ports for nuclear strikes. A hardened communications center, less than a mile from my house as the missile flies, … Continue reading

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Christmas Hope, by Leslie Lynch

Leslie Lynch creates such amazingly REAL characters, as we see again in Christmas Hope. Fortunately, she took time after the story to explain how she went into the real world to find her fictional protagonists among the heroes and victims … Continue reading

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Special

In the Catholic community many forms of praise and worship exist.  Of those that I am very familiar with is the Charismatic style of worship.  Charismatics live the reality of all the spiritual gifts mentioned in 2 Corinthians.   There … Continue reading

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Crumpled

The other day my favorite meditation publication had a piece from Sister Wendy Beckett.   If you don’t know her, Sister Beckett is a consecrated virgin and contemplative hermit who lives under the protection of the Carmelites in England.  She is … Continue reading

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Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve (and Love)

Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has adopted this modifier—freedom to serve—for the third annual Fortnight for Freedom campaign. Most people are aware of the legal battles being waged in this country, and readers of … Continue reading

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A Conundrum

This week, as we look at discipleship through the eyes of author Sherry Weddell, we ask ourselves, “What do we do when church leaders aren’t yet intentional disciples??” It’s a conundrum. I think it’s interesting that we use the term … Continue reading

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