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It’s All for the Glory of God

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Sometimes, all of us get wrapped up in our own little world. We become self-absorbed, and we want to hang onto our God-given gifts because they’re ours.  Here is a little prayer that will hopefully help break this “it’s all about me” syndrome.
 
Touch your forehead, mouth, heart and hands as you say this: Read More

Make Me Clean!

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This was my homily on the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Sunday, February 12th.

Do you always want your beloved child to run up to you and give you a big hug? At all times?

Several years ago when my boys were small, they discovered these large clay deposits near a swimming hole on one of our camping trips. They also quickly discovered that this clay made great body paint! They would get all wet, and then smear the clay all over their body. Read More

Dream On…

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Last night, I had two very strange dreams.  This is not really out of the ordinary for me, but last night was very memorable as I am still thinking about it now.  So if you don’t mind, here it is… Read More

Attitude Adjustment

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“If I am to know the will of God, I must have the right attitude toward life.”

Trappist monk Thomas Merton really hit the mark when he wrote this. How can a person expect to hear the voice of God if one isn’t listening? How can a person expect to see the path one must walk if one is blinded by their own desires? How can a person expect to experience the presence of God if one doesn’t let God inside one’s heart?

Live the gospel by the way you live your life, and you will experience the Lord in ways you never imagined.

What is Prayer?

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A man who worked in a sawmill lost his wristwatch in a large pile of sawdust. The crew stopped the machines and they all began looking, but they could not find the watch. They decided that they would go to lunch and look again when they returned. After lunch, a young boy was standing there with the wristwatch in his hand. The man said, “How did you find it?” The boy replied, “Well, I just laid down in the sawdust and listened for the ticking.”
 

That is prayer!!!

10 Things I Learned in 2011

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On December 31st, I had the opportunity to preach on the feast of Mary, the Mother of God.  My homily focused on the fact that a new year calls us to reflect, sort out, and understand – that our lives are fundamentally changed by Christ. I spoke of how Mary couldn’t help but ponder the drastic changes her son would bring to her life, and maybe even her world.
 
As all of us take the time to look back over the past year, and all those important days and events, can we see how God was present and active in all of them?
 
Then, I shared my list of the ten things that I learned in 2011. At the request of many, here is my list: Read More

We Should All Be Powerless

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2 Corinthians 12:9b-10
 
I willingly boast of my weakness, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I am content with weakness, with mistreatment, with distress, with persecutions and difficulties for the sake of Christ; for when I am powerless, it is then that I am strong.
 

What a wonderful way to start the morning! May all of us be truly powerless this day, so that we too may be strong in Christ.

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