Archive for November 2010

Rock And Roll

Music is an integral part of our tradition in the Catholic church.  We have some beautiful hymns that have been a part of our history and we have some newer music as well. When it comes to music for mass, the church is a little bit country and I’m a little bit rock and roll.... Read more »

The Saints

Our church has a rich history of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  They’re called Saints.  As a people I think we discount ever becoming saints, but even St. Augustine said, “If they, why not I?  If these men and women could become saints, why cannot I with the help of Him who is all-powerful?”  Indeed!... Read more »

Living Our Faith

A friend of mine works part time for a large retailer in another state.  One of her co-workers is a real piece of work.  She lies and steals other people’s sales, but she won’t help clean or do anything else that is a requirement of the job.  The other day my friend was having a... Read more »

Christmas Without Jesus

There have been many Christmas’ in my life without Jesus.  My parents didn’t attend any services.  My mother was a non-practicing Catholic and my dad had abandoned his Lutheran faith as well. I was baptized a Catholic in December of 1981.  A  friend of mine gave me a Nativity set as a gift.  It consisted... Read more »

"Lord To Whom Can We Go?"

“Because of this many of his disciples turned back and no longer went about with him.  So Jesus asked the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”  Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom can we go?”  (John 6:66-67) The disciples were struggling and complaining about Jesus’ teachings on the bread of life.  Finally,... Read more »

The Road Not Taken

Some friends of mine were talking about my blog when one of them asked me about the first one.  “What would have happened had you not gotten married?”  Good question.  I had decided to become Catholic whether I had gotten married or not.  All I remember about that was I’d have to find a place... Read more »

Thanksgiving Prayer

O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; when I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all; When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, And remembering, help me to... Read more »

One Day

A few weeks ago, news of the fire that destroyed Eva’s Bridal brought back memories of my own wedding twenty-eight years ago.  I remember thinking at the time that I was NOT going to freak out over anything.  No matter what. Of course, I didn’t lose my dress in a fire and the only real... Read more »

Limits On God

When I’m having a really good meal or someone has made a culinary masterpiece, my profound comment is, “If they don’t serve this in heaven, I’m not going.”  We think of heaven as a continuation of this life with all the fine things we may have enjoyed and the people we have loved the most.... Read more »

Cash Money

“Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God.  The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities:  Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s... Read more »