Heartbeat of God

I still myself enough, My cheek against the ancient tree, cut in half by lightning, then trimmed by machine’s saw. I hear the roots cry up to the large wide stump: “Listen!” Lo and behold: I feel the heartbeat of God. “I will keep growing.” Smaller branches sprout from the sides, Tiny heartbeats with newContinue reading “Heartbeat of God”

WE ARE SENT

My first trip out each day is to church for Mass, when possible. The communicants are my friends, as we worship together nearly every morning. We come together, giving thanks to God for our lives, and for others. We also petition Christ to give wisdom to leaders of nations, to guide our church in truth,Continue reading “WE ARE SENT”

What’s Your Spot?

In gym class today, the instructor had us do some balance work as part of the workout routine. She suggested to find something to focus on, while we hinged at the hips, arms stretched out to the side, and balanced on one leg. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Now, switch legs and do the same… I usually find aContinue reading “What’s Your Spot?”

What Will You Offer?

My 8 year old grandchildren spent the night with us recently. Our church high school youth put on the play, “Godspell” that weekend, in the church hall. It’s one of my favorite plays, and although I have seen countless productions of it, I wanted to go again, both to see it and to support ourContinue reading “What Will You Offer?”

Nick’s Markers

Monday, June 20, 2022 Many years ago, Nick asked what I wanted for Christmas. Knowing that his budget was tight, I suggested some thin point felt tip markers. Surely enough, he came through – not the standard “BIC” pack that I had envisioned, but a fancier “BIC Mark-It” 8-pack of pastel colors. This was soContinue reading “Nick’s Markers”

COME TO ME

Jesus said, “I will not reject anyone who comes to me.” – (read John 6:35-40) Did you hear that?! “I will not reject anyone who comes to me.” All we need to do is to come to the Table, where the Bread of Life is offered. He will not reject us. How loved that shouldContinue reading “COME TO ME”

Where’s the light?

Driving down the street one day in April, I spotted what most motorists probably failed to notice. As seen in the above photograph, an ordinary telephone pole support cable, wrapped in a yellow protective tube had an extraordinary story! With early spring rains, new growth began, including weeds, of course! At the base of theContinue reading “Where’s the light?”

Ashes to Palms

“Repent and believe in the Gospel.” Those were the words I was told to say, as I made the sign of the cross on the foreheads of parishioners who came forth at the Ash Wednesday service. I had not distributed ashes in over 10 years, and I felt both honored and nervous beforehand. How littleContinue reading “Ashes to Palms”