Thanks Every Day

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 Posted in writing | 1 Comment »

Every November we celebrate Thanksgiving when, if we are lucky, we can gather with family and friends to count our blessings and share a meal. But being grateful isn’t something just for one day out of the year. It should ...

Much Obliged!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 Posted in writing | 1 Comment »

When I was growing up, my Dad would say to someone who’d done him a favor or some service, “much obliged.” I haven’t heard that expression in a long time; a simple “thank you” appears to have replaced it. However, ...

Overlooked Gifts

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 Posted in writing | No Comments »

The Holy Spirit bestows many gifts on us. That’s what the first letter to the Corinthians says (chapter 12). In general, though, we probably don’t pay as much attention to our gifts as we should. After all, we live ...

This Joyful Season

Sunday, March 14th, 2010 Posted in writing | No Comments »

One of the Mass prayers calls Lent “this joyful season.” I find this a little surprising because I think of Lent as a time for seriousness, mortification, and self-denial. Not joy. But Lent can be a joyful season if we make ...