Category Archives: Faith

Staying Faithful When the Church Disappoints

The question I’ve been asked is, “How do I reconcile this abuse by trusted leaders with my (Catholic) religion?” Continue reading

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Mercy, Fidelity, and Providence

Going back in my journal to March, I came across this paraphrased quote.  Sometimes I just love my own faith journal, because it teaches me in the present what I (apparently) learned in the past. I’ve heard before that we … Continue reading

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What is the Best Gift You Ever Received?

 Normally it’s so much fun to watch the children and families process in and take their seats in front.  But that day I was leading our LIFETEEN band so  I admit I was a little distracted and preoccupied with setting up and keeping it all together.   Continue reading

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Because, By Your Holy Cross

  This is the wood of the cross on which hung the savior of the world.  Come, let us worship! Those words.  The church is filled this good, Good Friday, as it always is.   From behind us, those words ring … Continue reading

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With All My Heart, Soul, and Might

Some things just get in there – deep inside. They stay dormant and occasionally wake up to jolt you with a memory or feeling.  That happened to me today.  Flash back to my early childhood, and I’m upstairs in my … Continue reading

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Fast and Be Happy

I don’t know about you, but during Lent I really like to “fast.”  Just kidding.  I don’t like to fast at all.  It takes a lot of effort for me to look pleasant and not wimpy when I don’t eat.  … Continue reading

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Celebrating Again: Christ the King

One of the things I appreciate about the Catholic faith is our attention to the really important things, like celebrations.  Every day we celebrate the lives of saints, the events of Jesus’s life, and the dedications of great churches. I’m … Continue reading

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It’s Been a Rough and Beautiful Month in Houston

Tuesday morning, August 29, 2017.  7:00 a.m. text update from my friend: “Starting to evacuate neighborhood. Would you be able to drive as close in as possible to shuttle neighbors to your house as staging area?”  Five adults (and a … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of an American: Fr. Stanley Rother

How much love does it take to willingly face persecution and possible death for the sake of someone else? I’m guessing it’s love that is outrageous,  extravagant, and unconventional.  Love beyond Love.  I can’t stop thinking about a news story … Continue reading

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We’re Going to be Singing in Heaven

The chapel was filled with women and we were singing.  Imagine all of  those voices lifted together in adoration, filling the space with vibrating beauty.  Chills swept through me.  It was one of those rare moments when feel like you … Continue reading

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