Summertime Should Be Mindful Time

Can you believe that Summer is here! If you are reading this outside of the US, Summer might not be as near, but here in the States we just celebrated the unofficial start to Summer, Memorial Day weekend. Pools are open, grills are cleaned, and school is coming to a close. We just spent a … Continue reading Summertime Should Be Mindful Time

Jesus is the Melody

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 2016 When I was younger, for many years I helped lead the music for our parish liturgies. The “more grand” liturgies stand out to me: First Communion, Confirmation, Christmas, etc. It was at one of those First … Continue reading Jesus is the Melody

Where the World Ends and Heaven Begins

Read my reflection for Liturgical Publications' Midweek Reflection Panis Angelicus fit panis hominem. (May the bread of Angels become bread for mankind.) This world is not always the easiest place to live. Few would mistake our earthly existence for heaven. Yet, we live in hope of heaven because God crashed into human history through the Incarnation, Jesus Christ, … Continue reading Where the World Ends and Heaven Begins

A Bit of God in All of Us

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 2016 I remember being in first grade and making my mother a coffee mug for Mother’s Day at school. It was made of plastic, but I made a drawing on paper that would then be placed on the outside of the mug. I was … Continue reading A Bit of God in All of Us

Free to be a Child of God

The response to last week's post about the need to vote as a faithful citizen seemed to hit a strong chord with many people. It is my hope that everyone in the US will take seriously their right and responsibility to actively participate in our democracy. Of course, not everyone who reads this blog is … Continue reading Free to be a Child of God

Breathe Through Me

My youngest son has occasional bouts with asthma. When it hits him, he feels like he is almost drowning, gasping for air. It is a terrible thing to think about, suffocating with no option for air. Luckily, an inhaler opens up that which was closed and air comes rushing back inside his lungs. The Latin … Continue reading Breathe Through Me

Loving Presence

In my experience, the most common phrase used to express sympathy to someone who has lost a loved one is - "I'm sorry for your loss."  It's a very nice sentiment and I believe everyone who uses it means it. But with any oft-used expression, its overuse can minimize the impact.  We use phrases like … Continue reading Loving Presence

A Vote for Freedom

I cannot stay silent. This year in American politics has been anything but ordinary. You may certainly find aspects of any or all current candidates for President of the United States not to your liking or even down-right scandalous. You may be thinking you are in a quandary morally speaking because you cannot decide on … Continue reading A Vote for Freedom

Don’t Throw Stones; Build Something Instead

An Everyday Stewardship Reflection for Seventh Sunday of Easter 2016 I am currently dealing with my third and youngest child going through middle school. I am convinced that the middle school years are a time of real purgatory on earth. It is also a time that tests your faith in humanity, because you wonder at … Continue reading Don’t Throw Stones; Build Something Instead