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Tag Archives: spiritual writing
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
The day after hurricane Irma, I marveled at a swallowtail butterfly gliding through my front yard; a graceful, welcome reprieve from the harsh winds of the day before. It was huge, soaring and totally unexpected. This isn’t the first … Continue reading
Pentecost approaches. We are in the middle of “the 50” and the life of the Church looks forward to the reminder. We remember the day that it was all too, too real and God chose to put a final rest … Continue reading
I think we sometimes become blasé at the idea of wonder. You know, the things that so astound us that we just shake our heads and say or think things like: “Wow, God did that,” “That beauty is amazing, only God’s … Continue reading
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
I must admit I lament the way many of my Catholic brothers and sisters lack knowledge of the scriptures. I sometimes hear crazy stuff that defames the Old Testament, the discipline of memorizing scripture or even the idea of having … Continue reading
The following is a not an uncommon claim for people who spend time with the elderly or those who have symptoms of afflictions like Alzheimer’s or dementia: “I’ve heard that one million times before!” We often witness that comment couched … Continue reading
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
We are now into the third week of Lent and the road to redemption has been halfway traveled. Throughout the world Catechumens have almost reached their goal of full inclusion into the Catholic Church, which takes place during the Easter … Continue reading