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
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
Flesh. What is flesh? Organic cells forming bones, muscles, organs, nerves, blood, skin. The flesh of animals, fur covered, which dwell in forests and fields. The flesh of fish, wet … Continue Reading Body and Soul
I have rather hated the stereotype that religious people need religion as a crutch. Prayers, Scripture, faith itself, they say, are all wishful thinking that bring comfort to the … Continue Reading Food of Prayer
Recently writing about my current medical issues and concerns, I’ve decided that perhaps it is true: a picture is worth a thousand words. So, I’m sharing with all of you … Continue Reading This Is My Body
How are you with the unknown? Me… Not so good. I mean, I love wonder and awe, and am willing to sublimely surrender to the unknowable, to Mystery… But, when … Continue Reading The Unknown
Facing a forbidding possibility in my life… I hear people say something a lot, which, I admit, rather bugs me: “It is what it is,” they will say when something … Continue Reading It Is What It Is… But What Is It?
I feel very brave posting this. Three and a half years of blogging here and I have been careful not to show pictures of myself straight on. In fact, you’ll … Continue Reading Brave
Parents can experience something wonderful in the moment when they first see their baby’s eyes and, so, it’s natural for them to feel awe for the child after birth. Newborns can’t see very well, however, but they can hear and were listening – and learning – for months before birth…
At the very beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy, we, small and vulnerable, were using all of our five senses and our brain waves were similar to those of a full-term newborn. Truly human, truly alive, truly amazing!
By the time that you were six months in the womb, you were already physically reacting to music, moving rhythmically to songs. What was your first playlist? Probably your parents’ … Continue Reading Dream a Little Dream: 6 Month Fetus
When did you begin to listen and try to speak? By five months in utero, we were already familiar and interactive with sound. The amazing world of the womb briefly explored and celebrated…
When you looked like this picture, your mother was beginning her second trimester of pregnancy. Your gender was determined in the instant that your life began, but it took a … Continue Reading Quickening: Human In Utero
Between the 8th and 12th week after your life began, you had your own unique set of fingerprints! Yet another way to identify you as YOU. Of course, God doesn’t need any … Continue Reading Human In Utero – No Matter What
What makes a human being a human being? Is it a case of knowing one when we see one? The Bible, however, teaches us not to judge by appearances. And, … Continue Reading All God’s Creatures: 2 Month Fetus
You were once smaller than a grain of rice. And, yes, you looked a little weird at this stage of your development. But, make no mistake about it – you … Continue Reading Your First Heartbeat: Human In Utero