Celebrating the New Year has always meant a stream of old movies or opening a new book, and of course, getting organized. I guess the best thing about New Year's is the sense of personal renewal we all feel, making resolutions to better people; physically, financially, and personally. I also feel the blessing of renewal … Continue reading Encountering Resolutions: The Best of 2018
September is the month of recounting some big disasters. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and hurricanes past have been on my heart lately, and seem to evoke the same sense of looming that we have been experiencing in news reports of the Catholic Church. I have ready many related articles and posts … Continue reading Florence, Falls and Feeding the Hungry
Quiet, somber, and thoughtful. That's how we all walked out of the movie "The Passion of The Christ". It was one of those movies that people still talk about, because it moves your spirit, changes your heart, and sticks in your mind. People are still talking about the way that movie changed their lives. There are … Continue reading Mediocre Matinee
When I lived in Ohio, I would take my long weekend retreat to Michigan, where we would often have Fr Gomez lead us through the spiritual exercise of St Ignatius of Loyola. He always had a few good ways of saying something important, and one of them I always quote is this: "How's your prayer? … Continue reading Morning Prayer
Praying an Act of Faith is just a way of acknowledging God's goodness and sovereignty over our lives. These Acts of Faith are most valuable and effective, ironically, when we have a LACK of faith. "Fake it till ya make it" can be a method to meet the Lord when we are feeling weak, like … Continue reading Acts of Faith
God sent His only son so you do not have to live in darkness.
Again today it seems our gathering to Encounter Christ was one of intercessory prayer. Turning to the Holy Spirit, we held in our hearts a list of people who are hurting and need prayers. At the time of our meeting, we also prayed for two young women who were undergoing surgeries, one of whom is … Continue reading Identity In Christ and the Truman Show