Lord, May I Be Patient When I am Old

I went to my gym the other day and came out feeling refreshed after an amazing workout with my trainer Scott. I’m losing inches on my waist and feeling stronger and more alive after each workout. “You’re putting years back on your life.” Agreed. As I left the gym a number of elderly gym-goers were […]

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A Prayer for Sarah

This morning my friend and colleague, Sarah Signorino will likely give birth to a daughter, whom she has already named Clare. So I’ve dedicated my morning prayer to her and her family, Jarrod and her little girl, Mary who is going to be the best big sister ever. If I’m honest with myself, it’s sometimes […]

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A Follow Up On Fr. Meanie

So fast forward a week and we learn much about children. You’ll recall my recent post about my friend’s 6 year old who got upset when a priest yelled at her for reaching up to try to touch the ciborium in his hand at communion. Turns out her little brother all of 3 or 4 […]

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Daddy, The Scary Priest Made Me Cry

So be forewarned, I’m about to be cranky today. And this is so because I have bent over backwards trying to remind people that welcoming is one of the central aspects of church that people look for in a parish. Quite often, this is forgotten by pastors and pastoral associates, who granted, are far too […]

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How to Stay Married: Celebrate Anniversaries

Today is the 63rd wedding anniversary for my Mom and Dad. That’s SIXTY-Three. Amazing! It’s not often that you hear about marriages reaching that level of longevity these days and I’m hoping that this changes with the coming generations. Marriage is not easy, but it is wonderful. It’s made me a better person to be […]

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Thoughts on Treyvon Martin

I’ve been silent on Treyvon Martin thus far and will be no longer. I’ve been silent because I tend not to comment on court cases in general. I think everyone, including George Zimmerman deserves their day in court and I have no right to meddle in that. But I’ll sum up my thoughts with several […]

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Of Nieces and Nephews

This past weekend I went to the final bat mitzvah for my sister-in-law’s kids. The youngest is clearly my favorite, but we don’t tell the others and it was her turn to be called to the Torah. Yes, we have quite an interfaith family on my wife’s side. A female episcopal deacon, an evangelical minister, […]

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Mommy Always Comes After Nap and Snack

My dear friend and longtime colleague Ginny Kubitz Moyer has a wonderful new book out that’s perfect for Mother’s Day called Random MOMents of Grace. It’s all about her experience of being a mom and a nice addition to her very fine blog, Random Acts of MOMness which I love for the Fisher-Price toy on […]

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Gratitude

We received good news yesterday as many already know from Facebook: The results of Marion’s breast MRI show benign findings. Exhale. She will proceed to have surgery on Halloween –I asked her doctor if she dresses up as Chewbacca for the surgery–to remove the other atypical cells they found. Those will be biopsied along with […]

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