Category Archives: The Church

Pondering a homily

At Mass last Friday, the priest said that if we had truly encountered Jesus, we could not help but tell everyone we met about it.  So that we could share our joy, and help others to experience the same. We … Continue reading

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Me and the Deacon, or why I have so far to go.

I bought my house now nearly 12 years ago.  It was September 2001, that momentous time.  From the beginning, I was heartbroken over my backyard space.  Whenever I have looked for a place to live, whether it was an apartment, … Continue reading

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I have no idea why I took this photo.  Nor do I have any idea why I am posting it today.  I don’t feel like posting flowers or trails, creeks, or mountains.  Really I don’t know what I am feeling … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

That’s a tofu noodle bowl that I had last week.  The red tofu looks like it would be hot, but it is not.  It is just crispy fried and couldn’t possibly be good for a person. Last week I decided … Continue reading

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A Feeling of Renewal

  Last night I talked with my brother who lives in South Carolina.  When I said “Hello,” he greeted me with “Habemus Papam!”  We talked at great length about Pope Francis I, his two predecessors, and the Church. There is, … Continue reading

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Habemus Papam!

We have a new pope.  He wears a wooden cross.  One of the first decisions of his papacy was to not ascend the stairs to sit at the golden chair and receive the cardinals.  He said he would just stay … Continue reading

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