from Sermons 241, on the occasion of Easter 411 A.D. Through faith and reason we witness the seen and the unseen, the profound beauty of God’s creative love—love that never … Continue Reading Beautiful and Unchangeable
I’m about to share something very personal. (And I’m a bit scared. Though I hear, “Be not afraid.”) Last Sunday, at the Mass celebrating The Epiphany of Our Lord, while … Continue Reading So Tender and Mild
Going over the the publisher’s final edits of my book, I found I had no time to write this week. So I’m letting Ben Johnson do the reflecting for me … Continue Reading Small Proportions
Today is the Solemnity of All Saints, or All Saints Day. That word “Solemnity” does rather make us think of somber and serious things, but serious, vitally important things do … Continue Reading Favorite Saints Who Love Earth
Because my parents and I had a little visit in Canada last weekend, this week I invite you to revisit a pilgrimage I made in 2014 and reflect with me … Continue Reading Holy Door
And for Grownups to Learn too.
What is love? Well, that’s a question and a half, isn’t it? “All you need is love.” “Love is a battlefield.” “Looking for love in all the wrong places.” “What’s … Continue Reading What Is Love?
We’ve past the midpoint of Lent! This makes some people happy, but, I enjoy the Lenten season and am always reluctant to have it end so quickly. Maybe you’re thinking … Continue Reading What Is the Soul?
Lent is a good time to get back to basics, to the essentials. (Actually, anytime is a good time for that.) So, I’m sharing some words on the very basics … Continue Reading Who Is God?
On the day that this is being posted, I should be hard at work fulfilling my New Year’s resolution – writing a book. Should be, But am I?…. Because this … Continue Reading In the Bleak Midwinter
Perhaps you, like I, have looked upon many artistic depictions of biblical scenes and have been left wanting. Jesus’s hair is way too long and pretty, everyone’s garments are far … Continue Reading Art of My Heart: The Annunciation
The Christian faith, especially in the Catholic Church, offers rich imagery for believers to assist in their worship. After all, God created us with five physical senses and desires us … Continue Reading Favorite Things: Jesus Images
This reflection is about football. That subject may seem like a departure for me, especially if you’ve read my blog before, but it’s really not. Football happens to be one … Continue Reading 4 Life Lessons of Football
My father sings barbershop. Yup. Even worse, he’s a baritone. What does that mean? Well, in this four-part harmony, the lead sings the melody, the tenor takes the high notes, … Continue Reading You’ve Gotta Sing Your Song
Sometimes, I seriously wonder if I’m doing the right thing. Writing my life story, blogging, trying to build a social media “platform” – is this what I’m supposed to be … Continue Reading A Word of Encouragement
How intimate are you with your landscape? Finding the difference between pretty and beautiful when I took a surprising second look at one of my favorite works of art. Featuring works by Benson and Wyeth.