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?”

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”

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”

Life-giving Water

In the midst of these uncertain times, I sought peace. A busy morning, surrounded by loving people, later finding myself at home, thinking of things that aren’t going quite well, I yearned to be in Christ’s creation for a lesson. Pulling up a chair by the fishpond, I quieted my thoughts, and took in theContinue reading “Life-giving Water”