Ever wondered about those blogging awards out there? Here’s my take – and also my thanks on being nominated.
Picture it: An elderly couple sit in a restaurant with a third person at their table. This person appears to be their adult daughter, but she is disabled, needing a wheelchair … Continue Reading A Prayer before the Feeding
This is the famous 1918 photograph by Eric Enstrom called “Grace”. It has hung in the dining room of my parents’ house since before I was born. Interestingly, although … Continue Reading A Prayer before Eating
I’m not alone in believing that we need prayer now, more than ever. Why? Perhaps, because ordinary people aren’t praying as much. People like you. And me. It’s not like … Continue Reading Morning Prayer
Last night, I was sick. Pain, throwing up… miserable. I won’t go into the details. What I will say is that being sick is even more difficult when you … Continue Reading Heroic Dads
My mother and father are not only good parents, they are excellent parents because they have been greatly tried and are continuing to be tried. Having a severely disabled and … Continue Reading My Mother
Life is composed of small moments in time. How many times have we heard something like this said or read something similar on a Facebook meme? But, what does it mean, … Continue Reading In Short Measures
April is the month in which I was birthed into the world. It is also, I found out this year, National Poetry Writing Month. And I, much to my disbelief, … Continue Reading Made by Fools like Me
Living without the use of my arms is… well, odd. Because of my genetic muscle-wasting disease, there are things that I just can’t do anymore. So many doors closed. This … Continue Reading Making the Sign of the Cross
Before I die, I want to_____________________ How would you complete this sentence? It’s a good question to answer during this season of Lent, when we contemplate our own mortality and … Continue Reading Before I Die
For whom do I vote? That is the question. As an independent voter in New Hampshire, with presidential primaries around the corner, it’s a very pressing question. I am so … Continue Reading Politics and the Human Person
It’s strange how you can come to care about the people whose blogs you read regularly, or even occasionally. I find that I want to know about the major ups … Continue Reading Our Daily Bread
Thomas was picked on by his classmates. Because he was big and quiet, they thought that he was developmentally delayed and called him a dumb ox. But, his teacher saw … Continue Reading The Beauty of Both/And: Thomas Aquinas
I swear, the years go by faster the older that I get. It was Christmas only last week, and it seems like Christmas of 2014 wasn’t that much longer before. … Continue Reading 2015 in Review: Who Knew?
It is right and just to give thanks to God. Why? Because all good things come from God. Life. Love. Joy. Peace. But, what about the other things…? In order … Continue Reading Giving Thanks
My father’s life was literally in his hands. My beloved dad’s heart was exposed, vulnerable, his life’s blood pulsing between the fingers of Dr. Westbrook. And with his education, his … Continue Reading Hearts in Their Hands