“Twas The Night Before Christmas”

Originally Posted Dec. 24, 2021 Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;The children were nestled all snug in their beds,While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads …. … Continue reading “Twas The Night Before Christmas”

Earning Our Way….Hmmmmm!

Earning our way… pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps… the American way.  “ The American dream is hard earned, self-made, with sleeves rolled up, pulling oneself up by their bootstraps, etc. There is nothing we cannot accomplish so long as we set our minds to it. These attitudes are easily identified in the grades we earn … Continue reading Earning Our Way….Hmmmmm!

God’s Plans For Me

Can you believe that we’re only 4 days away from Christmas? Where did Advent go? I’d like to take a little survey of how your Advent Plans have been working… how are things going? I’m sure you laid out a schedule to get ready… practically and spiritually. How did everything go…and how are you doing … Continue reading God’s Plans For Me

Body Blow”

Most of us have received a few “body blows” during our life…. described as “a heavy punch to the body…. a severe disappointment or crushing setback.” They certainly vary in size and intensity, but to be described as a “body blow”, it has to knock you back. Physically it may take your breath away, knock you down, knock you out, … Continue reading Body Blow”

“Lord We Are Perishing … Save Us”

It’s a terrible situation to feel helpless ….. to be powerless, unable to take effective action…. no matter what you try, you can’t get out of the situation …. you can’t get out of the jam you find yourself. It can be a physical situation, maybe being in pain from an injury or sickness. It can be … Continue reading “Lord We Are Perishing … Save Us”

“Granny Is Still Teaching Us”

We are fast approaching Christmas. It’s a time of preparation…get the tree, buy the presents, decorate the home…and hopefully prepare our hearts. For many years we tried to get our shopping done prior to Advent so we could minimize the distractions during Advent…. it’s worked to some degree.  As I get older I sometimes think … Continue reading “Granny Is Still Teaching Us”

“There’s Plenty Of Pie”

Growing up I came to understand the “pseudo universal earthly truth” that there’s only one pie; if you get a bigger piece, than I get a smaller piece. There’s just so much….. if I win, you lose…. if you win, I lose. Actually it’s not really a “universal earthy truth”, but it’s pretty much how … Continue reading “There’s Plenty Of Pie”

Mary Can Teach Us A Lot

Like Mary, who pondered all these things in her heart, the feast of the Immaculate Conception should cause us to ponder.  It seems much of God’s plan for our redemption is not obvious to us and should be a cause for pondering, for allowing the Holy Spirit to shed light on the truth. The archangel Gabriel … Continue reading Mary Can Teach Us A Lot