Changes in Our LIves

Jan 18, 2021

We have no idea what the future will be, not even what the next minute after this one will bring. We are constantly surprised or appalled or frightened or delighted by what is in the next moment. Just this morning as I was preparing to drive my grandchildren to and from school—four trips today, a […]

Mercy and Compassion

Jan 09, 2021

I have just completed the editorial changes to my book that will be published sometime this summer, Called to Help the Poor and Needy. The book focuses on the 2,000+ Bible verses that command us to help the poor or needy person, the sick, the prisoner, the foreigner or stranger, the neighbor, basically anyone who […]

God’s Kind of Love

Jan 04, 2021

Love is patient kind does not envy does not boast is not proud does not dishonor others is not self-seeking, is not easily angered keeps no record of wrongs does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.   Love always protects always trusts always hopes always perseveres. [1 Corinthians 13:4-7]   Our human […]

We Are All In This Together

Dec 28, 2020

One great lesson from this year that has been dominated by Covid-19 is that we are all in this(whatever the this is) together. We are not each individuals trekking on our own through life, but we are part of the whole human race. Certainly, we could see that as the virus crossed the world easily […]

Covid Plus

Dec 21, 2020

It’s not enough that we’ve all had to deal with Covid-19 this year, but it seems that every family has had other big things to deal with, too—loss of a job, working at home and overseeing the kids’ schooling, other illnesses or deaths in the family, money worries beyond the normal. My daughter has had […]

God, the 10 Commandments and Me

Dec 14, 2020

I’ve been following a journaling guide to Jesus’ Two Great Commandments for the last three weeks and it has been a rich journey into my relationship to God and its benefits in my life, its blessings and challenges.** Amazingly, this week I suddenly realized as I was journaling that the Lord had been leading me […]

The Way to Love

Dec 07, 2020

I have been reading and rereading and taking notes on a little book called The Way to Love: The Last Meditations of Anthony de Mello. It is a book full of wisdom about love and what it takes to love like God loves. Anthony de Mello was an Indian Jesuit priest and psychotherapist who wrote […]

Thanksgiving Throughout the Year

Nov 30, 2020

Thanksgiving is not confined to one day a year; it underscores everything we do in our love for God, ourselves and our neighbors. First, we are grateful for the church calendar which reminds us about the history of our faith and why it means so much to us. We start the year with Advent, the […]

Challenges and Uncertainties

Nov 23, 2020

The life in Christ is not without its challenges and uncertainties; in fact, it seems as if these provocations can loom even bigger when we have given up control of our lives and destiny to God. We won’t all have the challenges that Paul faced when he was spreading the Gospel around the Mediterranean Sea […]

Preparation For Advent

Nov 23, 2020

Our beautiful season of Advent starts in a week, but it is greatly overshadowed by the commercial use of Christianity’s foundational spiritual event in order to promote the materialism that dominates our society today. Two days ago I led a retreat on Preparation for Advent, the arrival of Jesus as a baby in this world. […]