“Lo! I Tell You A Mystery”

I have to say that I’m ready for a good mystery. I’m ready for a mystery of hope, a mystery of gladness, a mystery of joy. I’m ready to hear a mystery where death is finally defeated. I’m really tired of those who are dear to us, leaving and passing away. I’m tired of death. … Continue reading “Lo! I Tell You A Mystery”

“Our Weakness Should Not Terrify Us”

Originally Posted Oct. 8, 2021 I’m in the process of reading one of my favorite books for the 3rd time. It’s the autobiography of Thomas Merton, entitled , “The Seven Story Mountain”. It’s his  spiritual odyssey from a young man growing up in the US and Europe,….  English prep schools, to Cambridge, and then to Columbia…a life of … Continue reading “Our Weakness Should Not Terrify Us”

“Risking All For God”

Some people seem to love a good fight; they like to stir the pot. When things get too quiet, there they are giving somebody the “hotfoot”. If you say Mickey Mantle was the best Yankee of all time, they come back with both barrels championing Joe D or the Babe.  What can I say ? They … Continue reading “Risking All For God”

“ Is It Time ? ”

“The fullness of time” is  a very thought provoking term. Scripture used it when describing the timing of the Lord’s coming to earth as a child….. “In the fullness of time, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.” (Gal. 4:4) “The fullness of time”…. the right time for things to happen… … Continue reading “ Is It Time ? ”

“Plan For Lent”

“Hey Dave, what are you doing for Lent, what are you giving up,…..  is it spinach and cauliflower again?” To be honest it’s not a precise science for me. I find that if I’m not careful, I can set the wrong focus for Lent. Sometimes I can imagine some grand adventure of serving the poor in … Continue reading “Plan For Lent”

“Thanks …… I Needed That”

In the movies from the '40's & '50's, subtle correction was usually not present. If someone was losing a grip due to some trauma, John Wayne would slap him across the face and say, “Snap Out Of It …slap,slap,slap…..Snap Out Of It”….. and the recipient would say, “Ahhhh, thanks, I needed that.”   Depending on the circumstances, the … Continue reading “Thanks …… I Needed That”

Encouragement…. We All Need It !

Encouragement is so important. We all need to be encouraged. Any one who achieves any level of success has someone encouraging them. Encouragement comes in many “shapes and sizes”… sometimes it’s a word from someone who is close to you…a good friend, a spouse, a spiritual advisor. Other times it’s from someone you don’t know, … Continue reading Encouragement…. We All Need It !

“Do I Really Love My Dog”

“Oh, I love White Castle Hamburgers …they are so delicious …. those onions, the soft buns, the pickle and ketchup…mmmmmmm!  Well Dave that’s great for you, but I really love my dog Ollie… he is so wonderful and fuzzy…he’s my best friend. Well Teddy I love the Jersey Shore….”.  Hmmmmmm. Love has become a very common word today….easily losing its real meaning. When … Continue reading “Do I Really Love My Dog”