Because of my physical disability and suffering, some have strongly suggested to me that God loves me more than other people. Yeah, I don’t think so. I’m a sinner just … Continue Reading Who God Loves More
In my last post, I wrote, If life is pass or fail, then I don’t want to fail. I know that we don’t usually think of life as pass or … Continue Reading Life Is Pass or Fail
“Remember that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.” This flesh, this body of mine, is mortal. It cannot last. Nobody can. Everything living on earth will die … Continue Reading Remember
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
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
My father had open heart surgery this past Monday because of blocked coronary arteries. He had a septuple bypass – I didn’t even know one could have that many! We … Continue Reading God Is Good
You may or may not know this, but – October is Respect Life Month. This is certainly not as “mainstream” as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which has even caused football … Continue Reading Respect Life – What Does That Mean?
Hope for a Cure Another Labor Day has come and gone and with it, for me, vague feelings of nostalgia, anxious excitement, dread, and a kind of contempt for hopeful … Continue Reading Hope, Part 1: The Four-Letter Word
Do you pray silently before receiving Communion or afterward? What do you pray? After receiving Christ in the Eucharist, my prayer is intimately personal. Not always grand or uplifting, that’s … Continue Reading The Humility of God and Holy Communion
Confusion isn’t always a bad thing… Re-presenting here, in honor of Trinity Sunday, my thoughts on the unfathomable Mystery of the Holy Trinity. And by “unfathomable”, I mean totally confusing. … Continue Reading The Holy Trinity Is like… Really Confusing
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?
Fasting and abstinence, ashes on the forehead, mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa… And so Lent begins. It may look like Catholics are a bunch of sorrowful, gloomy, … Continue Reading Lent: Getting over Yourself and Finding Yourself
My faith facilitator for this First Friday? The haunting, inescapable truth of Psalm 139, which I have come to know most intimately: LORD, you have probed me, you know me: … Continue Reading Unhidden from You
As an atheist, I came to know the existence of God – not through something that somebody told me or something that I read – but through silence. In silent … Continue Reading Is Faith Necessary?