Category Archives: Spirituality

“Doubting Thomas?” Think Again

We’re given all the answers to all of life early on in our lives. Our thoughtful parents carefully transmit their responses to us. We trust, believe, and follow their lead. The “terrible two’s” arrive, and the incessantly repeating of “Why?” … Continue reading

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Easter: “langue de veau” Anyone?

I was sitting all by myself at the kitchen table after dinner. Everyone had eaten and left, and my mother was cleaning up. It was staring right up at me. My third grade feet couldn’t touch the floor, so running … Continue reading

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“Nicodemus is You and Me”

It’s the elements of life. It’s not earth, wind, and fire because they surround us. (They were also a great rock band.) It’s the spiritual elements like an illuminating light that influences and fills your life. Sadly, it can also … Continue reading

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Spiritual “Twists & Turns”

What kind of God would ask a father to kill his son. Abraham and Isaac, always a confusing confession of faith for us. But, is it not the event but the context that makes a difference? Events come and go, … Continue reading

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“Lent?” Maybe Not This Year

Sadly, our grandmother needed to die first. We liked her a lot, but it happened. It wasn’t long after that we got hers for our family home. I thought we’d never get one. Our black and white was okay until … Continue reading

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“Ssstuttering Moses”

“Glimmer and Glances” is the title of my reflection today. It’s interesting, to me, that Protestants always have a clever name for their sermons. It’s even listed on their outdoor church sign. And priests? Well, they just seem to talk … Continue reading

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Timely & Timeless

“It’s about time,” your mother says, sitting in the living room in her pj’s at 1:00 a.m. when you promised to be home at curfew’s 11:00 p.m. Time appears to then take a new meaning when it is reduced to … Continue reading

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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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