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Lent’s Big Three

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The “big three” practices of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. The three are straightforward and easily understood. Still, as Lent begins, we might benefit from trying to figure out what lies behind them and what each one points to. Look at ...

A Simple Valentine’s Prescription

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

“Sclerocardia” sounds like the name of a medical condition, but it actually describes not a physical condition but a spiritual one. It means that our hearts (our souls, if you will) which are meant to be loving, tender, open and welcoming are angry, ...

Let Me Think About It

Saturday, January 5th, 2019 Posted in writing | No Comments »

During the Advent and Christmas seasons we hear several times the story of Mary’s yes to God’s asking her to bring his Son into the world. She wasn’t told a lot of specific details, but trusting that the invitation was from God, ...

A Thought for Christmas 2018

Monday, December 24th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized, writing | No Comments »

  Fling wide the door for Jesus’ coming. Open your soul, Stretch out the arms of your mind, Expand your heart, Run to meet the Eternal Light.   You deprive yourself of Christ if you close the door of your heart. He could force his way in if ...

Why Advent

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 Posted in writing | No Comments »

Advent is the season when we prepare to celebrate the great feast of Christmas, and it does so in at least three ways. First of all, it reminds us to slow down. Advent is not a season for frantic running around, ...