People often tell me that I am a happy person, saying it with surprise and wonder as they look at my crumpled up body in a wheelchair. I’m no longer … Continue Reading Joy: Why Are You so Happy?
Snow is a heavy burden to bear. It’s just past midwinter and there are feet of snow on the ground and the rooftops. Buildings and people groan beneath the weight. … Continue Reading The Heaviness of Snow
Why can’t I say “Praise God” when someone is telling me good news? Why don’t I say “God has blessed me with…” in conversation, when I am sharing something for … Continue Reading “Can I Get an Amen?” Probably Not from Me.
The human body isn’t always pretty. Oh no. We all suffer, or will suffer, from one weakness or another, aches and pains and afflictions of countless kinds. Sometimes, just the … Continue Reading All the Smells and Ills
We pass many life milestones through the years and, at each one, we tend to not only measure our progress, but also measure ourselves against them. Like me, now, with … Continue Reading One Year of Blogging – and Still Thankful
Sunday is the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King. It is the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, the end of the Church’s liturgical year. (Advent starts next week!) … Continue Reading Christ the King – What is Truth?
Reality Check – In my last Divine Incarnate post, I wrote this: “I wasn’t there when they crucified my Lord, but I am here, now, when the dying are crying … Continue Reading Limited but Able
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. How immature am I? I went up the driveway for the sole purpose of coming down through the fallen leaves, which the wind had furrowed at the … Continue Reading Childlike Joy
Bear with me. One weekend this summer, after having my nephews over to play on the Xbox and going to church the next day, the thought came to me that our relationship … Continue Reading Minecraft Cats and the Worship of God
I grieve the closing of Catholic churches. But, what grieves God the most is the closing of hearts. What would you do about this?
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. This post is not about … Continue Reading Making the Sign of the Cross: an Opening
Over the last week, I have been in Canada with my parents on a journey with two main goals: to shut one door and to walk through a newly opened … Continue Reading The Holy Door: A Personal Pilgrimage
Do you pray not to be put to the test? I do. I think about the worst situation that I could find myself in and then I wonder… would I … Continue Reading In the Midst of Wolves
God speaks to us through beauty. The more fragile or hidden the beautiful thing, the stronger the call to love. If we fail to discern or respond, then we fail … Continue Reading Here I Am
Enough said: “But your eyes are blessed, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Truly, I’m telling you, many prophets and righteous men longed to see … Continue Reading How Good We Have It
We are but dust in the vast cosmos… I ask in advance if any of this post is bizarre or unsettling to anyy of my fellow devout Christians. Please remember … Continue Reading God for Us (Reason and Faith)