My son shared an interesting tidbit from college last weekend. There was a formal banquet at the end of freshman orientation. Men had to wear ties and a sports…Read More
I was ambushed last week - theologically...
Once in a while, the office at our church receives a phone call from…Read More
Often, things we love and despise are closely related.
Take a pre-school aged child for example (not literally unless you have permission)... One of the best parts about…
When I was growing up, there were two models of piety that were held up – by secular and sacred people alike – as models of life worthy of emulating. They were…Read More
Back on Father's Day, my family went to see Incredibles II. I enjoyed the film – it was well made and done well (and was a cartoon!!). Like all Pixar movies, the…Read More
Henri Nouwen was a 20th century Catholic priest who was a prolific author. Much of what he wrote was about his own sins and…Read More
I went to my bank ATM this morning. When I was done, the screen flashed up a picture of roses and a message that said "Happy 21stRead More
Recently, a lady came to the church struggling with a family issue. I was able to sit down and...Read More
This puzzles me. It is more of an abstract puzzle that still lets me sleep, yet it still puzzles me.
What do we "do" with those who seem...Read More
Recently, I was embarrassed to have my functional prayer attitude exposed.
I believe that prayer is simply a conversation between us and our...Read More
For some reason, my daughter wanted to watch the old Superman movies - from 1978 (Marlon Brando, Christopher Reeve, etc.). She found them...Read More
I am thankful for all of you who have prayed while I was ill. It means more than I can say. The biggest problem...Read More
I am so blessed to be surrounded by people that care for me enough to pay attention to me. Many of these folks over this past month have...Read More
I had my root canal done first thing this past week. It wasn't what I would call a fun time, but it is was better than when...Read More
My family is in the midst of basketball season. This makes my children happy & tired. They have practice almost every night of the week - unless there...Read More
While normally I am a bit of Scrooge about cultural Christmas (too commercial imo), I have to say this past celebration was my favorite ever. Providence dictated...Read More
My grandparents had many proverbs they used to describe life. While Solomon did not pen these bits of wisdom, I think he would agree with...Read More
In 2018, you will have moments of great sadness. The word cancer may shake your soul or an unexpected death will bring...Read More
This has been one of the oddest Christmas days I have ever had. No presents were opened. No wrapping paper was strewn about the...Read More