Which is it?

The church I now attend was built in 1991. Its basic modern design offers straight lines and little color. The pews are set to encourage parishioners to take notice of those around them as the Body of Christ. Generally, all pews face the altar, the center of the Eucharistic celebration, some straight on, and someContinue reading “Which is it?”

Green Domed Unity

Through raindrop-streaked windows, I see treetops reaching toward gray clouds, The highest trunks yielding healthy green domes. Scanning downward, some are cicada-stricken: Brown tips sagging limply. Further still: bare wood, all the way from branch tips Down, down, out of view. Living together – I imagine sharing memories of better days, perhaps – Appearing togetherContinue reading “Green Domed Unity”

Prayer to St. Joseph

With a Father’s Heart, St. Joseph, you loved and nurtured Jesus. Surely you taught Him with patience and wisdom, so that He learned to do the same, growing into the man you helped Him to become. Thank you, St. Joseph, for protecting our Lord, for listening to God in your dreams, for remaining steadfast amongContinue reading “Prayer to St. Joseph”

The Soil of Humility

The root of humility is “humus,” meaning “earth” as in “soil.” With dry eyes this morning, while reading Scripture, I was thinking in a negative light about someone, and I felt a tear rolling down my cheek. “Could this be God’s tear?” I wondered. His sadness enlightened me to a lack of humility in thatContinue reading “The Soil of Humility”

Pondering Life this Autumn Morning

Holly trees, pushing red berries, beckon squirrels to breakfast. Chirping cardinals on this cloudy morn. Deciduous trees beginning to bare hidden branches. Life cycling in and out. Here I sit in the middle of it all. Christ is mystery… And lovely! Squirrels busily bending branches to fill their bellies. I marvel at survival’s bursting energy.Continue reading “Pondering Life this Autumn Morning”

OUR FATHER 2020

Our Father – not my father, not your father, but OUR Father. Who art in Heaven – home, where our Father dwells, where we are called one day forever, all together as family (with OUR father!). Hallowed be thy Name – may our actions be loving, reflecting your holy name. Thy kingdom come – weContinue reading “OUR FATHER 2020”