Wednesday, 5/25/16 – The Gulf Between “Know” and “Realize”

Wednesday, 5/25/16 – The Gulf Between “Know” and “Realize”

The famous Disney animated movie The Lion King has a song entitled “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King,” where the child lion Simba sings about how awesome it will be when he is the king. When I first saw the movie in theaters (not really knowing anything about the plot), I couldn’t help but […]

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Tuesday, 5/24/16 – Set Apart to be Holy

Tuesday, 5/24/16 – Set Apart to be Holy

When I was a child, it was the style for women and little girls to wear white gloves and a hat when they dressed up. When Mother got out the white gloves, I knew that we were going somewhere to do something that would require I be on my best behavior. White gloves meant that […]

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Monday 5/23/2016 – Squeezing through the needle

Monday 5/23/2016 – Squeezing through the needle

Have you ever seen how a monk lives? Or, for that matter, many priests, religious women and missionaries? Take a peek inside their room – many of them call it a “cell” – and you will typically see a bed, a desk, a chair, a lamp, a Bible, a crucifix and sometimes an alarm clock. […]

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Sunday, 5/22/16 – Filled With Warmth – Feast of the Holy Trinity

Sunday, 5/22/16 – Filled With Warmth – Feast of the Holy Trinity

Imagine you’re out walking on a beach. It’s summer. It was a warm day, but now it’s evening, the air is starting to cool and there is a light breeze. You’re walking in the sand – barefoot. You can feel the sand between your toes, and every now and then, a wave comes ashore and […]

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Saturday, 5/21/16 – Jesus loves the little children

Saturday, 5/21/16 – Jesus loves the little children

The other day, I was working in my garden when my three-year-old neighbor told me there was a phone call for me. She came over to the fence and handed me a red plastic receiver that was attached (by yarn) to a brightly colored rotary-dial model that reminded me of my own Fisher Price variety […]

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Friday, 5/20/16 The Power of Fear

Friday, 5/20/16 The Power of Fear

Why do we judge one another? And how does this impact the Body of Christ? Given the numerous scripture passages warning, imploring, and commanding us not to judge one another we must accept that judging another has a profound impact on the Body of Christ. Sacred Scripture, with its numerous verses on human judgement, reveals […]

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Thursday, 5/19/16 – Looking Ahead

Thursday, 5/19/16 – Looking Ahead

Many years ago my wife and I were coached to get into the habit of saving money and tithing to the work of God. In some ways this made little sense to us, since we were living on a meager income and beginning to have children. There was the thought that we’d wait until we […]

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Wednesday, 5/18/16 – “If the Lord Wills It . . .”

Wednesday, 5/18/16 – “If the Lord Wills It . . .”

One way to approach life is – every so often – to take a moment to articulate exactly what you’re planning on doing in the short-to-immediate future. Then, start that sentence with “If the Lord wills it.” For example: “If the Lord wills it, I’m going to work as hard and ably as I can […]

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