I’ve never felt betrayal, but I have known loss and change. The world in which we live is terribly beautiful: here is where we experience blossoms and sunlight, as well … Continue Reading Ashes
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
My deepest fears, my worst pain, the agony of being human — all explored with intimate meditations upon the Passion of Christ that will be posted here weekly through Lent. … Continue Reading Lenten Reflections
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?
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
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?
You were once a zygote. The moment that you were conceived, spermatozoon fertilizing ovum, the genetic foundation that identifies you as you was established. You were living life while smaller … Continue Reading March for Life, March for You
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
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
How many New Year’s resolutions have you made and failed to keep? For me, let’s see … this is 2020 and I was born in … okay, too many to … Continue Reading Happy New Year
Having been sick the week before Christmas, I missed my extended family’s annual Christmas gathering, Midnight Mass, and sleep. Thankfully, I had recently been with those members of my family … Continue Reading Merry Christmas
Did Jesus dream? Yes. While sleeping, images, sensations, and thoughts occur in the minds of humans, and Jesus was fully human. We know that He slept and He woke and … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Dreams
As we commemorate the “advent,” the coming of God among us, let us reflect with joy and profound wonder on what this coming means — what it means for the … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Sense
As we enter into the rhythm of the Advent season, let us consider the reasons that we are decorating, cooking, and preparing for great celebration: the coming of God in … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Heart
In this season of Advent, I would like to reflect in a new and more intimate way upon the coming of Christ — God in the flesh — among us … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: DNA
Why is it important for us to give thanks? What is it about gratitude that’s so good? We are told throughout the Bible that we humans must give thanks to … Continue Reading Thanking God & Six Years of Blogging