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Ritual and Relationship

We all have our rituals. Little things that we do to put ourselves in order. Wearing a certain shirt or socks for a competition or performance. The place we sit at the table for dinner. The way we get ready … Continue reading

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Because God is Real

My daughter had a friend growing up that we knew for years. We didn’t spend much time with the family, but we would see them in church, the girls would get together occasionally, and we would see them at school … Continue reading

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Do you know me?

Do you have that friend who has known you forever? Someone who can finish the story you tell about “That time when…,” or someone who knows something is wrong just by the tone of your voice? They haven’t just known … Continue reading

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Talk, talk, talk

When we pray, when we talk to God, it is so easy to fill our prayer with words. There are endless suggestions for ways to pray with words. Here are just a few I know of: ACTS – Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, … Continue reading

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Lent is coming! (Part 2)

We all know about giving things up for Lent, but there are actually two other practices that are considered important: prayer and almsgiving or giving to the poor. Each of these practices helps us to grow in our faith, our … Continue reading

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See no evil?

We love free will when it means that we can do anything we want. Don’t we hate it when it means that we have to suffer the consequences when we or someone else choose the wrong thing? It’s the perennial … Continue reading

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Coffee Date

I have been on a God-run of phenomenal proportions lately. It’s been very clearly God directed, and God-moments spill out each day. It has all been wonderful, but I’ve been missing something, and I finally figured out what it was. … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek

Yesterday I read, “the beginning of the path to finding God is awareness. Not simply awareness of the ways that you can find God, but an awareness that God desires to find you.” (The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything, James Martin, … Continue reading

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Simple Things

The biggest things can start in the simplest of ways. A baby starts to babble and experiment with sounds long before they can speak single word. Children blow bubbles in the water and work on putting their face under before … Continue reading

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Money, Money

 “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mt 19:24 NAB) A friend of mine was talking about working in Ethiopia. Not … Continue reading

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