I thought I knew what it meant to be Consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: I would follow certain guidelines and grow holier and more joyful. Well… I confess … Continue Reading What Is My Purpose?
I didn’t get the cure that I wanted, the cure for my debilitating disease, for which I and countless others prayed. Why not? Didn’t Jesus say that all we ask … Continue Reading Are My Prayers Lazy?
I have attended the same parish church since I was baptized in its sanctuary. Sadly, because of the Covid 19 pandemic and my own severe vulnerability, I have not physically … Continue Reading Living in the Light
As I pray for all Christians to humbly and respectfully witness to Christ’s self-sacrificing love for each and every human, I meditate upon His perpetual gift to us: the Eucharist. … Continue Reading Am I Willing to Sacrifice?
At my desk, I have a framed reminder of the Heart of Reality, the soul of who I am: self-giving love. This reminder is a drawn image of the Sacred … Continue Reading What Am I Doing with My Life?
It seems like a bit of irony to write about humility around the Fourth of July, when my nation celebrates freedom and independence with great pride. Then again, Independence Day … Continue Reading Humility: Setting the Tone
I’ve been suffering. I’ve been suffering from something that I caught through the rants, ridiculing, and general rancor of social media. Symptoms include feverish disgust and the malignant, aching fatigue … Continue Reading Cut to the Heart
God Stuck in My Teeth the sublime shock of knowing I gnaw and gnash the Body of God in my mouth; I swallow Him, digest Him, and even my breath … Continue Reading Holy Communion
(This is an unusual post for me. But it felt necessary.) They didn’t need a gun to kill George Floyd. Just a knee on the neck, + gravity + time… … Continue Reading Man
While trying to look for something else the other day, I rediscovered this old poem that I’m going to share with you. I don’t remember writing it, but I do … Continue Reading Renewal
Today, my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! I would love to honor them by writing something about how they met, why they fell in love with each other, … Continue Reading Golden Wedding
“I am poor and needy.”[i] Since I was a baby, and throughout my life, I have been slowly and relentlessly stripped of strength and abilities by progressive motorneuron disease. Crawling, … Continue Reading Stripped
How do you deal with suffering? This is a question that I have been asked more often than usual lately, and there really is no quick answer. Because I’m a … Continue Reading Approaching Lent
What is love? Our words can confuse the answer. I say: I love cheesecake; I love my family and friends; I love writing; I love watching football; I love God. … Continue Reading Are you loved?
Are Christianity and the theory of evolution in contradiction to one another? Right now, I’m taking an online enrichment course* that explores this question, along with the bigger question of … Continue Reading God and Evolution?
It feels like I’m starting a new chapter in my life story. And it’s all kind of overwhelming. Yesterday, I was interviewed about my book, It’s Good to Be Here, … Continue Reading Beyond the Comfort Zone