The Difficult Conversation

What if at your next doctor’s appointment the conversation went something like this. Doctor: “How’s your diet? Getting enough exercise? Is that mole new? Where are you on the road to heaven?” Patient: “Excuse me, what? Did you ask about my son Devon?” Doctor: “I inquired about your whereabouts on the road leading to heaven.”Continue reading “The Difficult Conversation”

Grasping the Intensity of Love

“There never was a time, O God of Love, when your mind and your heart were not concerned about me.” (St. J. Eudes) That is one powerful sentence! It bears deeper reflection. I cannot fathom this kind of pure, selfless love. How could this God of ours truly be concerned for little old sinful me?Continue reading “Grasping the Intensity of Love”

Ominous Words

“Lord, Lord open the door for us!” But he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” (Matt 25:13) I have had my share of bad news as many of you have. Getting a diagnosis which leaves usContinue reading “Ominous Words”


For a few months now in the daily readings, I have noticed an overarching theme proclaimed through the prophets. Here are a few examples. “Return, O Israel, to the Lord, your God; you have collapsed through your guilt.” (Hosea 14:2) “Unless your faith is firm you shall not be firm!” (Isaiah 7:9) “Behold, I amContinue reading “Rebellious”

Take Courage

Like the disciples in the Gospel of Matthew, it can feel like we too are in a boat being tossed by wind and waves like a mere toy. We know not how long this tempest will blow or where it will leave us physically, emotionally, economically, or spiritually. We all keep wanting this storm toContinue reading “Take Courage”