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The Problem of suffering…

*Note – This is from a Bible study commentary I gave last year… 9 So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll; and he said to me, “Take it and eat; it will be … Continue reading

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Why I don’t use contraception

*  Note, this is from a talk I gave last year on Natural Family Planning. I became Catholic 21 years ago.  Converted from being an Episcopalian.   At that time, no one was talking about a war on a woman’s right … Continue reading

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Goldilocks, Lenten Aspirations and How to bring God your gifts

5 in the same way, all of us, though there are so many of us, make up one body in Christ, and as different parts we are all joined to one another. 6 Then since the gifts that we have … Continue reading

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Serenity Prayer

Was thinking recently about the serenity prayer (one of my all time favorites) and happened to find this funny and true updated version from Fr James Martin: God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, which … Continue reading

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Cradled in the Palm of His Hand

“See!  I will not forget you…I have carved you on the palm of my hand.” Isaiah 49:15-16 When I was received into the Catholic Church at Easter in 1996 my sponsor gave me the small plaque pictured above.  I have … Continue reading

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Cleaning House

“If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.” John 20:23 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 An absolutely lovely benefit of going back … Continue reading

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Under the Mercy

“The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.” Psalm 145:9 “Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love.”            1 Corinthians 13:13 The last five … Continue reading

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The Weaver and His Tapestry

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5 “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1 A good friend of mine is fond … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In … Continue reading

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Creating space for God

“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). Matthew 1:23 Advent symbols float through our minds and lives this time of year.  Lights, stars, angels, evergreens, pink … Continue reading

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