Monthly Archives: November 2017

Where Is “It?”

“I know it’s around here somewhere, I saw it the other day. Or, was it the day before that; or it doesn’t matter what day, what matters now is to find it. After all, I have a small apartment. You’d … Continue reading

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Feast of “Christ the King”

It’s good you’re sitting down. Since I don’t have kids, I was floored by the Disney Kingdom’s ticket price for three days. Two adults (over 10-years-old, parents are getting younger every day) along with two children under ten years costs … Continue reading

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A “Thanksgiving” Sermon

“It is commonly said that the domesticated turkey is the dumbest animal on the planet. This unofficial designation has resulted not only from the turkey’s widely spaced eyes and clumsy walking style that suggest it is dim-witted but from its … Continue reading

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“Thanksgiving Day” Prayers for Grade Schoolers

Opening Prayer Dear Father, We pray our school will be filled with a love only You can give, We pray our learning will be full of questioning and still more questions until we discover Your truth, We pray our playground … Continue reading

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God-Given Talents

  Five, Two and One   God entrusts his possessions to us. Please note the pronoun, “his.” The Creator loaned us, the created, talents to be entrusted. Entrusted – to be kept safe but never hidden away, shared with all … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect?

You’re young and show up for practice to teach you the tools you need to efficiently perform your sport. You regularly practice and never miss a practice (verb and noun from the same word) until you get it right. That’s … Continue reading

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An “All School Mass” Sermon for Grade Schoolers

(A reflection for people from first to eighth grade. After taking to an eighth grader at the end of a class I taught, he dared me to include saying, “rocking chair” in a sermon. I met his challenge.) It’s interesting, … Continue reading

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Life’s “Run of the Mill”

“The foolish ones [virgins] said to the wise [ones], ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise ones replied, ‘No, for there may not be enough for us and you. Go instead to … Continue reading

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“A Royal Priesthood”

Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples, saying, “The scribes and the Pharisees have taken their seat on the chair of Moses. Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. … Continue reading

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