Category Archives: Spirituality

Jesus asks, “What are you looking for?”

The department store clerk, working on commission, approaches you and asks, “What are you looking for?” “Just browsing,” you reply. Lots of browsing in churches and other places of worship these days. It’s what cynics call, “Ala cart Catholics.” But … Continue reading

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Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus…pretty powerful since Jesus was without sin. Thank you for my baptism to St. Catherine. You are slowly allowing yourselves a chuckle or two during a sermon. It’s okay. The walls of this ancient church will not … Continue reading

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“Inbetween,” The Way It Was Meant To Be

My favorite time of the year is this between time between Christmas and New Years’. It’s a favorite because it describes a pet word of mine. Its meaning means what we all love …and… sometimes hate. “Inbetween.” I know that … Continue reading

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A Friendship Story

I first met you in my late teens. I saw how many friends you already had. I admit that I was jealous. They all seemed to have fun having you around. It was difficult the first couple of times getting … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional? Family

Either Ozzie Nelson was left with a lot of money or he made an imaginary income, but we know that he left the house. Harriet, wearing pearls around her neck and always wearing a bewildering look on her face raised … Continue reading

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The Only Advent Word

The teenage says, “That movie was awesome.” Wrong. Awesome is used when the sun falls from the sky. What is the Advent word of all Advent words? “Behold.” Alarmingly attentive. Takes your breath away. Forces you to pause and ponder. … Continue reading

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“God, Jr.?” Not, Even

There are probably worst things in the world, but that list would have to include being named with ”Junior” after your name. You don’t believe me? Just think of poor Frank Sinatra,… Jr. I can rest my case. This poor … Continue reading

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Advent’s Anticipation

“Wait, wait,” we hear far too often. “Just wait, it will come.” Waiting. It’s an anxious word. Uneasy, even agitating. You arrive in Florida for your January vacation. You’re told your room will be ready in about an hour when … Continue reading

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Eight Letters With a Space Between Two Words.

It’s eight letters with a space between two words. It’s said in passing, offhandedly, like a breath has left you – very often, waaaay too often. Most of the time only five of the eight are said, with a “s’ … Continue reading

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One Tiny Flame

The Parable of My Tiny Flame on My Kitchen Table (Please listen for these four words and their application to your lives)single flame:  the pilot light of our lives that burns that is needed to burn throughout our lives.
scent:  the … Continue reading

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