Category Archives: Spirituality

“Nice?” Hardly

Joy. Peace. Harmony. Unity. Elusive words? Only heard in church? Or, no longer mere words but authentic feelings living and breathing within our hearts and souls. Feelings that cannot be kept silent or only kept to ourselves. In words and … Continue reading

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Deaf? Mute? Yeah, right

Sometimes in the ministry of Jesus, he’s a standup comedian. He just doesn’t gets the laughs from us because we’re in church. Just like my attempts at humor seem to be only quietly received. Sometime comedian Jesus gives us the … Continue reading

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Divinely Human

“You can’t tell a book by its cover.” So the saying goes. But, so we go the opposite way with our judgments and evaluations of every thing and, unfortunately, every one. Moses clearly tells his folks what is necessary to … Continue reading

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Relational Religion

Frank Sinatra had four of them. Not to be outdone, Elizabeth Taylor beats Frank by doubling hers. Who are these people? Who are we? Relational as we social beings tend to be. Some more relational then others. I have friends … Continue reading

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Elijah & The Broom Tree

Last week we heard grumbling from our ancestors eating weird food in the desert until Jesus gave us himself. Today we hear mumbling from the prophet Elijah running away from being killed, not knowing a future and just wanting to … Continue reading

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Manna & Body of Christ

Indeed, we are all grumblers. It’s the bread that we eat out there, and it’s the bread that we eat in here but don’t believe. It’s the whole wheat, rye, marble, croissant, muffin versus the living Christ. “We live as … Continue reading

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St. Paul & Wisconsin Weather

I have a loveseat in my bedroom with all the necessary clothing for any kind of Wisconsin weather. Saves time looking through the closet. On my couch is a T-shirt, shorts, blue jeans, sweater, light and heavy socks, light and … Continue reading

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Psalm 23 & Us

(A parady on Psalm 23 focusing only on us) “The culture is my shepherd. So, I always want more. I stumble from mall to mall, then job to job,and then again, shrink to shrink, seeking relief but never finding any. … Continue reading

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“Falling Rain”

Sitting on my porch, it starts to rain, but I continue writing. It’s falling all around me, but I’m okay under my canopy unless there’s a strong wind. Movies love using rain as a tool. It introduces you to a … Continue reading

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“Joy”

In the midst of whatever this year has brought you or your family or friends, halfway through 2021, St. Catherine’s continues to offer signs of joy from our daily lives and then shared with others. From our beautiful parish garden … Continue reading

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