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Are you Making a Diamond, or Fool’s Gold?

I went to my nephew’s wedding this past weekend. Our extended family rarely gets a chance to be together so it was a special time, not to mention the wonderful reason for us being there –Rachel and Ben’s wedding. One … Continue reading

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Confessions of an 8 Year Old Bandit

I got my start in business at a very early age; actual business and funny business. In the summer of 1966, I was the assistant-cashier-shelf stocker-sawdust spreader-feather duster-inventory control manager-and general side kick to my grandpa Oliver, at his corner … Continue reading

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Stay Here and Watch with Me

In your relationships, have you ever been in attendance, but not really present; or have you ever wondered why a close friend suddenly becomes distant and out of reach? Have you ever been frustrated by the thought -hey, I’m doing … Continue reading

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Living on God’s Grid

Recently my wife and I have been watching Alaskan survival shows on TV. We especially like the one about a competition between three teams: ultra-athletes, ex-military men, and mountain men. These guys race over treacherous terrain. They trek over jagged … Continue reading

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5 Things You Can Do For Lent, Besides Giving Up Chocolate

Several years ago I gave up adding cream and sugar to my coffee for Lent. Some may say that was trivial and maybe even a little silly. I don’t completely disagree. I thought the same thing when I originally read … Continue reading

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Who’s Writing Your Masterpiece?

I love this thought from the Passionists. This sign reminds me of a couple things: first, I recall something a former pastor of mine, Father Bruce Cinquegrani spoke about at a day of reflection at our diocesan retreat house, Our … Continue reading

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How do You Keep a Hopeful Spirit?

I hope spring gets here soon.  I hope I don’t catch my grandson’s cold. I hope I get that new account. I hope the Cardinals win the World Series this year. I hope I have enough in my retirement account … Continue reading

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My Lenten Journey Continues

This new year of 2014 is marching along.  In the life of the church, Lent is fast approaching.  Inevitably, I’ll be hearing, “What are you giving up for Lent this year?”  It’s as automatic as, what are you doing for your … Continue reading

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