A Broken Back, A Broken Soul
And so is every other day.
Today’s preparations include the usual:
Wake up early
On my knees in prayer
LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube, Facebook checks
Write five blogs
Practice the first reading
We leave in less than an hour, and by 9:00AM, I’ll be standing in front of nearly 1,500 Parishioners at Holy Family Catholic Church.
As a Lector (reader), I will speak God’s Holy Word to them. It’s over in less than two minutes.
It may be the only scripture they hear all week.
Can you comprehend this?
This is all they’ll get.
Sunday is what you make it.
And so is every moment of every day.
Pray, Pay, Obey
What does that mean exactly? Growing up Luthern, in a small Pennsylvania town, there weren’t many Catholics. In fact, I don’t recall knowing what a Catholic was until college.
Well, life comes full circle and here I am, a devoted Catholic for over a decade. There are something like 15,000 members of our Holy Family congregation. All walks of like.
One of them, I see occasionally at Gold’s Gym. We recently had a nice conversation with these highlights:
Draw nearer to God and God will draw nearer to you. James 4:8.
True love doesnt force anything.
Greed, sloth, doubt, hypocracy – the four points in the circle surrounding the four squares.
Pay, pray and obey Catholic. This is how my friend (60-something) described himself.
God does not want good men in heaven, he wants Saints.
Gotta go. Time to work on praying, obeying, paying and
Just So I'd Remember The Conversatio
How big is your vision? No seriously, how big?
We are so tempted to go through our daily motions, and never stretch ourselves in ways we are capable of, but are too afraid to try.
The people who overcome their fear, or at least who attempt to overcome their fear, are the ones who make significant progress in the big issues.
At Chick-fil-A several days ago, I met a foursome of retired Iowans, here in Orlando for the Winter. They work for
. Wycliffe Associates
Wycliffe Associates wants to translate the Bible into every language known to man.
What if no one dreamt this big?
What if you don’t dream this big?
My big dream? To help raise enough money to find a cure for an incurable disease.
Happy Birthday Margaret. My Mother-In-Law turns 87 today.
“Mom” is still living in the house she was born in. Same house her entire life. Never moved out. Never moved away.
She was one of nine children. Her Mother, “Grammy”, open a one-room grocery store (1927) in what is now the living room in their three-story row home in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Grammy raised nine children, ran the store from early morning to late at night for 44 years.
Her Father, who died in his 30’s, was a shoe cobbler in the the back of the house.
“Mom” has aches and pains like most 87 year olds, an answering machine, and even a Trac Phone.
She is a devout Catholic and prays all the time, even when it doesn’t seem so.
She has shown us unconditional love, simplicity, kindness and generosity, loyalty, and love.
Mom, you amaze us with your spirit. We love you.
Imagine No United States
Today’s post is dedicated to all the men and women who serve our Country. With a
special appreciation to my Father-In-Law who turned 84 yesterday, and to his wife, who turns 87 tomorrow.
Without the two of them, their daughter Cheryl, wouldn’t have been born 52 years ago February 4th. And without Cheryl, who knows where I’d be today.
“Dad” served in Europe during WWII. “Mom” stayed behind and prayed he’d come home alive.
Here’s a beautiful 3-4 minute patriotic video.
Splendid images, decent music, and powerful quotes from some of America’s greatest leaders and Presidents.
only if you have the extra 3-4 minutes. If you pause long enough to view the whole thing, you’ll be very glad you did. here