There sure are a lot of titles for Mary, the mother of Jesus — more than I can list, or even know and remember. Virgin Mary. Blessed Mother. Our Lady. … Continue Reading There’s Something about Mary
I first wrote this poem in 2016, on April 1, and called it “April’s Fool.” My own personal experiences inspired the writing, though my experiences weren’t so blatant. Poetry is … Continue Reading of false gods
I’m a generally content person. Considering my debilitating disease, that’s a very good thing. Except when it isn’t. Looking Back When I was 11 years old, I stopped physically attending … Continue Reading Sloth
It was naptime in the church basement kindergarten, and I was lying on my little mat looking through the spokes of my wheelchair at the dimly lit figures of Julie … Continue Reading Envy
“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.”[i] But it can buy a lot of nice stuff. Knowing that love is more valuable than any possession … Continue Reading Greed
The temptation toward lust, some may assume, is something that I don’t experience, because I am severely physically disabled and live a fairly sheltered life. But I’m human. Fully human … Continue Reading Lust
Many of us are very glad to see the end of 2020 and the beginning of a new year. We hope and pray that this new year will be better … Continue Reading Make All Things New
Maybe you’re not feeling very merry this Christmas, in this year of pandemic, economic recession, social unrest, and division. We seem to be social-distancing in more ways than one. Not … Continue Reading Merry Christmas?
Do the following words from the Bible have only the prophet Isaiah as their subject? Are they prophetic words that apply to Jesus, the Christ — but to Jesus only? … Continue Reading That Means You. Advent Week Three
“Do not ignore this one fact, beloved,that with the Lord one day is like a thousand yearsand a thousand years like one day.” (2 Peter 3:8) When I was a … Continue Reading It’s about Time. Advent Week Two
I was on global television. (Gulp.) I’m overwhelmed and thankful to have been given this amazing opportunity to share my faith in Divine Love Incarnate! (Credit my family and friends … Continue Reading The TV Interview
Imagine that your parents are the most amazing parents, loving, forgiving, kind, and generous with their abundant resources. You know that your parents are wholly good and that they love … Continue Reading What Kind of Child Are You?
Religious statues usually don’t move me beyond deep, aesthetic stirrings of appreciation for art. Statues of Jesus don’t move me at all. I find them to either be overly saccharine … Continue Reading Loved.
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
Spring is in the sunlight and the bird song—if not quite in the still winter air—and Spring is my favorite season with all of its tender, yet raucous beauty. With the wonders of the created world in mind, and with St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I’m sharing again this reflection on two meditations/invocations from two very different cultures across time. Or are they very different? Note how beauty is in the same places as Christ, and Christ the same as beauty.
Read it here: The Navajos and Saint Patrick
(St. Patrick, pray for us!)