“Crossing The Bridge”

Transitions are often difficult. They come in different shapes and sizes all our life…. sometimes they seem to come every week or month… other times they come every few years, or as our stage in lifechanges. Crossing the bridge to the next moment is often not easy. I remember being at Camp Chaminade, a two week … Continue reading “Crossing The Bridge”


I still have occasional flashbacks from my Organic Chemistry labs back in the late ‘60’s, with “the goofball students” (not me) igniting the various  volatile chemicals, followed by the crashing of the expensive glassware as they tried to put out the raging infernos…. the lab instructor giving detailed instructions in a foreign language…”ah,ya,ya,ya,ya”.  Yet I do remember a … Continue reading “Distillation”

“Wow, What An Adventure”

Faith is such an overwhelming reordering of our perception of reality. With faith we are able to look beyond the finite and look into the eternal…. looking beyond our problems to God’s blessings. With faith our joy comes alive… our hope wins the day.  Listen to these lines of Jacques Fesch, a condemned murderer, who … Continue reading “Wow, What An Adventure”

“Yikes, It’s Holy Week Already”

It’s Holy Week… how’s everyone doing with their Lenten practices … having a good Lent? A good friend of mine often says that “God designs his Lent and it usually contains a number of surprises… unplanned interruptions.” Well my friend had unplanned Heart Surgery during this Lent, so it looks like his theory is gaining … Continue reading “Yikes, It’s Holy Week Already”

“Wow, Great Grandparents”

On the back cover of the November 3, 1994 Daily News, the headline read “Clueless Joe…Torre Has No Idea What He’s Getting Into”. The author of the article was Ian O’Connor. To be honest, I’ve never heard of Ian O’Connor, but I have heard of Joe Torre, and he led the Yankees to four World Series titles. Gee Ian, I … Continue reading “Wow, Great Grandparents”

“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”

“ 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 ? ”

“How Do You Top This”

I guess most of us have heard that Tom Brady retired after 23 record setting years in the National Football League(NFL)….winning 6 Super Bowls and holding numerous records. In the NFL, he is generally considered the GOAT (GOAT= Greatest of All Time). Tom is 45 years old and it seems that he will never do … Continue reading “How Do You Top This”