Tag Archives: Hope

They’re watching

When I was five and a half years old, I remember vividly one cold dreary late Fall afternoon, my mother crying in the kitchen. There were numerous grocery bags on the kitchen counters, but she was too distraught to put … Continue reading

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Seeing as God sees

  When I first became a father, I thought I had a glimpse of what it must be like to see with the eyes of God. Holding my newborn sons, two years apart, while gazing down on them in my … Continue reading

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What do you want me to do for you?

In the Gospel reading, Mark 10:46-52, Jesus asks the blind man Bartimaeus, “What do you want me to do for you?” What a powerful question. Can you imagine being in Bartimaeus’ sandals? What would you have Jesus do for you? … Continue reading

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What’s Filling Your Glass?

Take a moment to consider how your attitude affects your daily happiness -the successes you may or may not enjoy in your life. My father was a famous glass-is-half-full kind of guy. He referred to what most people call problems, … Continue reading

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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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Happy Birthday, to Me!

Today is my birthday. It’s not my actual birthday, but it is, what I consider my spiritual birthday. Here in the “buckle of the Bible-belt,” we hear a lot about born-again experiences. Well, on this date in 1996 I had … 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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