Stay Awake and Prepared – Mass Reading Reflection

Stay Awake and Prepared – Mass Reading Reflection

How ironic that I write about today’s Gospel, which includes the words “stay awake” while on a red-eye flight from Boise, Idaho, back to the east coast. Sadly, following Jesus’ warning, at least while a passenger on that airplane, was not difficult, thanks to the...
Pearls of Faith

Pearls of Faith

Discerning what the teaching, “do not give what is holy to dogs, or throw your pearls before swine,” means in your life can be a little perplexing. The language is strange, and this verse may take extra prayer and even a little research to fully comprehend Jesus’...
How’s Your Beam Awareness?

How’s Your Beam Awareness?

I discuss my efforts to remove the “beam in my own eye”: two ways I used words.  I consider myself an expert splinter detector, while my beam awareness could use some serious improvement. Spending far too much time finger-pointing instead of...
Squirrels and Scripture: God Does Not Make Mistakes

Squirrels and Scripture: God Does Not Make Mistakes

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. ~ Psalm 139:13-14 Do you ever feel like God may...