Monthly Archives: November 2015

No Express Lanes

God does not have express lanes, my former pastor said once.  Thus Advent begins. The waiting takes hold and we learn once again that we are on God’s time, not ours. The old chant often heard at civil disobedience marches … Continue reading

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Heroes in Life

I am finding that I tire more easily lately. If I do one thing in a day, I need to nap afterwards.  The energizer bunny has become a turtle. The do-er is finding wisdom in being. My blog posts may … Continue reading

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Radical Gratitude

The theme this evening seems to be gratitude.  I gave a talk this evening on prayer to a group of folks becoming Catholic at Easter in my church. At the end of the talk, someone I had talked to once … Continue reading

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King of the Universe

Christ the King seems to have upgraded language in some ways today–King of the Universe is the subtext of this Feast Day. Of course, this is in reality an ancient title but one I do not hear used much in … Continue reading

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Sick From Disappointment

When the king heard this news, he was astounded and badly shaken. He took to his bed and became sick from disappointment, because things had not turned out for him as he had planned. ~ 1 Macabees 6. 8 Outside … Continue reading

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Not A Losing Battle

Sometimes there is a fire burning and no one knows until it is too late. I have been struggling with terminology lately. I consider myself someone who tries to live non-violently but I do not always succeed. As I go … Continue reading

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Shine Like Brightness

Daniel 12 today says Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. Something happened that made these words prophetic as the day unfolded. … Continue reading

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Gentle Silence

A gentle silence envelops the world sometimes. Wisdom 18 is a stunning reading, one of my favourites from the Hebrew Scriptures: While gentle silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, your all-powerful word … Continue reading

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Author of Beauty

I am finding it a challenge to get to mass in the mornings and even to crack open my missal to do the daily readings. What joy though today to come across these words from Wisdom 13 about the author … Continue reading

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More Than Luck

I slept most of yesterday. I had gone to bed early and awoke at 6:15 a.m. I knew something was not right. This was more than nausea. I have not had to take any meds in between sessions until yesterday. … Continue reading

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