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Our Daily Bread

Friday, April 24, 2015      11 comments

My brother and I spent 8 years of our lives as alter boys, serving Mass each morning. I surmise we prayed the Our Father over 3,000 times during that period. Since then it's something I simply say by rote each morning and evening. Sometimes... Read more

Grow Where You Are Planted

Monday, April 20, 2015      19 comments

Our weather has been mercurial at best. Warm on day, cold the next. Not warm enough to turn on the AC and some mornings just cold enough to kick in the furnace. The trees ... Read more

His Final Words..........

Sunday, March 29, 2015      20 comments

I sat at Mass this morning listening to the Gospel being read. It's Palm Sunday and that means one of the four Passion Narratives. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan. Standing there for 20 minutes or so I get lost in my thoughts. Bu... Read more

Living With the Everyday

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      18 comments

As i'm writing I can hear the birds singing to each other outside my office window - a sure harbinger of spring. It's hard to believe that just a week ago Joan and I were eating breakfast, listening to the weather and saying "Surely they'r... Read more

Finding Faith in the Every Day

Sunday, March 01, 2015      20 comments

Winter showed itself this past week or so. From sleet to snow to freezing rain to sub zero temperatures, to more sleet and ice to more cold................. I sat on ... Read more

No Matter What Happens.......... "Trust In Time of Trouble."

Friday, February 27, 2015      15 comments

Did you ever feel compelled, almost pushed to share something and you didn't understand why? Yes, I know, the Holy Spirit and all that stuff........... I agree with you but sometimes, well sometimes it's just plain eerie. I keep a Bi... Read more

Busy Is No Excuse

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      16 comments

It's been two weeks since I blogged and I apologize for that. There is this thing that's called life, more accurately called winter, tha seems to have gotten in my way. Quick recap and another gift for you. Drove 400 miles to celebra... Read more

A Gift For You: Success or Failure What Scares You More?

Thursday, February 12, 2015      19 comments

It's been awhile I know. I've been really busy with work related stuff so I apologize for my absences. I have a gift to share with you . Four colleagues of mine and myself recorded a YouTube video on our Fears, on Success and Failure's. No... Read more

If Only...........

Friday, January 30, 2015      25 comments

You know those adds on the side bar of your Spark Page? The ones that promise health, wealth and prosperity if you click and agree to get 10,000 emails a day until your spam folder yells "Enough!!!!" I usually don't pay much attention to th... Read more

A Work Out Tip

Monday, January 26, 2015      29 comments

Maybe you have been one of them. (I know I have.) You exercise so vigorously that you can barely make it to your locker or your car. Sweat is pouring down your face and oozing out of every orifice of your body. You is a warrior. ... Read more

Some Saturday Wisdom

Saturday, January 24, 2015      20 comments

Thought I'd share with my friends... Read more

Could Someone Help Me Understand

Thursday, January 22, 2015      20 comments

Okay, I'll admit there are lots of things I don't quite understand. What I mean is how some things suddenly rocket to the center of our universal attention as issues that have the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Under infla... Read more

True Purpose: Update

Sunday, January 18, 2015      20 comments

A few weeks ago I penned a log about a chance encounter with a friend at our gym and how he'd just found out his wife had cancer. I ran into him yesterday as I walked in the gym and he told me that they's just returned from Vanderbilt Medi... Read more

Roadblocks & Obstacles

Saturday, January 17, 2015      23 comments

I never knew how much my toes really mattered. Until I broke one. It's the toe next to the pinky toe on my right foot. I have no clue how it got broken. ... Read more

A 2 AM Conversation With God: "Why You're Here."

Sunday, January 11, 2015      23 comments

It's maddening, really. No matter what time I go to bed, drink a warm beverage, meditate, shower, etc. --- I eventually wake up around 2 AM. I don't mean grumble, mumble, look at the clock and roll over. I mean "Oh it must be 2AM. I'... Read more

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