“Not a dime to my name”

Gospel Mk 12:38-44 In the course of his teaching Jesus said to the crowds, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext recite lengthyContinue reading ““Not a dime to my name””

“Who is Jesus for me?”

Pope Francis posed the following questions in his Angelus address on Sunday afternoon: “Each one of us can ask himself, right now, “Who is Jesus for me? Is He a name? An idea? Is He simply a person from history? Or is He really the person who loves me, who gave His life for meContinue reading ““Who is Jesus for me?””

What if I Just Don’t Have the Faith of Job?

I was reading this great piece by Dr. Gregory Popcak about how the way you were parented affects your experience of God. It’s a good read – I highly recommend it. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithonthecouch/2014/04/attachment-and-faith-style-how-parenting-affects-your-experience-of-god/ After I read it though, I was left with some questions. “So what if my parents were completely unattached and I grew upContinue reading “What if I Just Don’t Have the Faith of Job?”

I was really not into Lent…

For years, I really was not into Lent. It was a sad time. I really just wanted to fast-forward through those forty days and get on to Easter. A few years ago though, I was on a “purposeful living” kick. I was attempting to be present in each moment. As we entered Lent, I realizedContinue reading “I was really not into Lent…”

The Faith of Abraham

I used to think Abraham was really crazy.  I would read the story of Abraham and Isaac and think, “What a crazy guy! Who would do that?” I was totally missing the point. My 12 year-old son was recently diagnosed with a heart problem.  The doctor said that a heart procedure would be required as soonContinue reading “The Faith of Abraham”

Commandments for the New Year

Discipline. Most New Year’s resolutions are all about discipline. We resolve to start working out, to start eating better, to get organized. We are determined to do better, be better. New Year’s resolutions are widely considered to be good, socially-respected forms of self-determination. Contrast the word “resolution” with the word “commandment,” however, and you willContinue reading “Commandments for the New Year”

“God is in the Details”

So, I have to give credit where credit is due. My friend, Mary Ann, just gave me the title for this post when I told her this story a few minutes ago. Listen to this. As often happens, I got busy with the end of the school year activities, work, and life in general and againContinue reading ““God is in the Details””