Category Archives: Spirituality

These Aging Hands

At a meeting today, I wanted to turn to the person next to me and show her my hands asking, “Whose hands are these?” I knew the answer because I was just looking down on them. But these wrinkles don’t … Continue reading

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A Loving Joke from Jesus

Luke 15:11-32 New International Version (NIV) The Parable of the Lost Son 11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. (What! No Mom, Divorced, Deceased?) 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of … Continue reading

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The “Baptism of Jesus”

This is a good news and bad news sermon, and I’m not asking you which you’d like to hear first. I’ll give you the bad news first. Many, many years ago, the Sacrament of Baptism was all about the past…Original … Continue reading

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“One Stop Shopping”

The only thing I remember my eighth grade nun in Manitowoc, WI. saying was, “A place for everything and everything in its place.” What did that mean to an 8th grader? Barely anything. What does it say to someone 65? … Continue reading

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A Funeral Sermon for a Dad

Interesting scripture readings. So many places to choose from. A mountain, web, a tent, a building, heaven. home, a body, and judgment seat. Jesus just says, “place” or other versions call it a mansion. Jesus also calls the place a … Continue reading

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“Letters From My Cats”

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The Influences of “Epiphany”

Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Michael Jackson and most notably, Paul McCartney. Besides all being huge rock stars, what do they all have in common? None of them can or could read or write music. John … Continue reading

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The “Yes” of Mary

As the Lutherans always ask us Catholics, “Why do you worship Mary?” We answer by saying that we don’t “worship Mary” but we can understand their confusion. We are dumbfounded by this carrier of hope into our world. We are … Continue reading

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“The Holy Family” & Ours

A terrible blow to families and psychology happened in the 1980’s when the word “dysfunctional” became vogue when applied to families. Lots of books sold and lots of talks, especially in our family on how we became this word. Every other … Continue reading

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A Blessing of the Nativity Manger

Here they all are again in front of us. And here we are again. They are presented to us for our adoration and our emulation. We call them the “Holy Family.” Over here is “Silent Joseph” whose words are never … Continue reading

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