Category Archives: Spirituality

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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Lent & Easter Combined

Al Jolson was wrong when he wrote and sang, “And when it’s twelve o’clock, we climb the stair, we never knock, for nobody’s there…just me…” After the resurrection, Easter healings began and the sick were placed outside “so that when … Continue reading

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Golf’s Redemption

Do you blame your guardian angel for not guarding you enough? Or, in the case of golf, is it your caddie? Or do you just throw your clubs (religion) away? Do you cheat – there’s always an excuse in both … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

Our holiest of days next week is like the unholiest of a family’s yearly obligatory, optional dinner gathering.  It’s obligatory because it’s family, it’s optional but they’ll talk about you if you don’t show up. (“And, bring a casserole to … Continue reading

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Precision vs. Emotion?

“Oil and Water.” Can’t happen. Opposites don’t attract. Like-minded people are just that. Wait! What if it’s the precision of music and the emotions of the heart? Oil and Water? Forget about it. “Sussudio,” Phil Collins…”Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da,” Beatles “Na Na … Continue reading

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“Living the Mystery”

Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw … Continue reading

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“God’s Crazy Love,” formerly “Prodigal Son”

Jesus takes out his violin and does a “Henny Youngman” impression to strongly convey to us the crazy love that God has for us. I know you’re not supposed to laugh during a gospel reading but there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Lent: Sin or Hope? It’s Both?

Finally, we can stop singing, “Oh, the weather outside is frightful” and begin singing the old Lesley Gore song, “Sunshine, lollipops, rainbows and everything…” I guess it’s planned that way – begin Lent in darkness and concludes with rays of … Continue reading

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Lent: “Those Who Help Form Us”

“Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who … Continue reading

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A Book of Peace in the Midst of Chaos

I don’t easily recommend books but this one is a winner. Her prologue begins, “I am grateful and deeply honored that you are here. Which means that if you are here, then I am not. But it’s okay.” Julie had … Continue reading

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