Category Archives: Spirituality

“Ink”

(A friend challenged me to write something that used the word, “ink.”) I signed it. It is finished. I thought I wouldn’t have the nerve to make it happen, but I did. It’s funny how you go back and back … Continue reading

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Bart & Us

I don’t follow sports but I love the characters they present to us about their lives and how it relates to our lives – even if in smaller ways. (Gleaned from The New York Times) Vince Lombardi worried that the … Continue reading

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Love One Another

Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and God will glorify him at once. My children, I will be … Continue reading

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Deacon Carlos First Sermon

First Homily. Deacon Carlos Londono. Studying for the priesthood, Archdiocese of Milwaukee Ministering at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Pewakee, WI. April 28th, 2019. Today, I get to preach for the first time. And I am grateful to God that … Continue reading

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“Grandparent’s Day” Prayer

You received a prefix to your first title because your children now have several of their own. If you live long enough, another prefix will be added that is greater than “grand.” Those who now exist and who earned you … Continue reading

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“Jesus, Make Up Your Mind!”

Oh, wait! I got it. Jesus says, We’re the fish caught on the correct side of the boat. No. We’re all branches to his vine. No. We’re sheep, and he’s our shepherd. No, still. Here it is. We’re the burning … Continue reading

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Walter’s Fireplace

It was the unproclaimed center of our family home. Some days, it lit proudly, but most days it contained a soft, quiet glow. Yes, there were other rooms in our family home but that one, single place encompassed and measured … Continue reading

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“Reasonable Doubt”

“There has to be a reason,” we say about the car accident, being fired, battling cancer or winning the lottery. I’ve never believed in reasons. I like the phrase, “What we do to life and what life does to us.” … Continue reading

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Weddings & Music

Music. The notes and melodies that influences or confirms how our culture lives in a paticular time. Whether it’s Frank Sinatra or The Beatles, music so very often speaks of love as “all or nothing.” “My life will end if … Continue reading

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April’s Easter & Weather

Easter Joy to all of you. You wouldn’t think that joy needs an adjective. Joy seems to stand proudly on its own. April, snow. Snow, April. There’s two words that don’t go together. We Wisconsinites seem to plan our days … Continue reading

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