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politics, reflections

To Tell the Truth

“The truth will set you free.” John 8:32 I’m never a fan of lying. My students know that one of the worst things that they...
politics, reflections

Jesus’ Inauguration

Today’s the inauguration …have you ever watched it? Such fanfare….a lot of pomp and circumstance. I might say that our gospel today is kind of...
reflections

It’s Green for Ordinary Time

Green is the color for Ordinary Time on the Church’s calendar.  Ordinary Time is when we are not extremely overjoyed (white) nor particularly penitent (purple)....
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Compassion

May our lives today be filled with compassion; give us the spirit of forgiveness and a generous heart.  – from “Prayers and Intercessions” from the...
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On Listening

“Here is what we seek: a compassion that can stand in awe at what the poor have to carry, rather than stand in judgment at...
death, prayer, reflections

Morning Comforts

For some, it’s a piping hot cup of coffee.  For others, a brisk walk in the cool morning air.  Even more, the first bite of...
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Surgical Reflections

So for the past month, I have been recovering from foot surgery, or perhaps more specifically, toe surgery. What’s wrong, you ask? A story is...
Mary, reflections

2017: Blogging Rebirth

It’s a new year and I need to write more. I find myself in a funk in terms of my writing and my commitment to...
reflections, Undefined

All We Need Is Just a Little…

Patience.. I need it more than ever with stubborn and strong people who are set in their ways and think they know everything.  I need...
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Seeing the Signs of the Holy Spirit

This is a reflection on 3 pieces of scripture: Jonah: 3:1-10 (Jonah’s repentance), Acts 2:1-11 (Pentecost), John 20:19-23 (Receive the Holy Spirit) BIG…SIGNS We are...