I was fond of reminding people of a popular Confucius saying, "the only thing that endures is change." It was, at the time, profound. Somewhat kitschy. It worked great at cocktail parties. Those receiving the wise words would usually nod in agreement. As time passes and as the tilt of life's sun leans more to … Continue reading Mirror of Patience
"My times are in thy hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors!" (Psalm 31:15) Our times are in God's Hand. Our time is in God's Hands. He will guide us and deliver us. We know this to be true because from sacred scripture through current day history is replete with verified … Continue reading Psalm 31
As I embark on the Year of St. Joseph, I have found it advantageous to have a companion. This prayer book is a good compilation of traditional prayers, quotes, and practices to help deepen one's devotion to St. Joseph. As mentioned in an earlier post, this Year of St. Joseph has as a waypoint the … Continue reading St. Joseph Companion
Washington Oaks State Park, Florida This oasis. It is nestled there. Available for any and all who seek respite and care from life's worries and weights. In fact, it waits for you there... The oasis of prayer will take you there.
On December 08, 2020 the Holy Father declared a year dedicated to St. Joseph. The timing could not be better. Today, a time when crises has beset many facets of our faith and freedom, when what we hold most sacred and dear to us is being threatened, we can hear the voice of Venerable Pope … Continue reading Father. Patron. Guardian.
"[For] His anger is but for a moment, and his favor for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning" (Psalm 30:5). Cathedral of St. Paul, St. Paul, MN After the storm, a calm. After the suffering and aguish, joy. Keep the faith. Stay faithful. He will be Victorious.
The twilight of 2020...ushering in 2021...
I recently re-watched the television series 'Lost', a television program that aired early in the 21st century, from 2004 to 2010. I submit to you that I caught a few episodes here and there somewhere between 2009 and 2010. I was not as fully committed to the characters or the plot then as I was … Continue reading Moving On
"Save your people, bless your inheritance; feed and sustain them forever" (Psalm 28:9). A petition. A request. Too often the winds of change tempt us from keeping to the narrow road. More often than not buffets and lashes are waged upon us by those that wish to tear down our religion and faith like some … Continue reading Psalm 28
"One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord" (Psalm 27:4). One major take-away easily learned by reading the Bible. Very little does one need. Time and again Jesus echoes the psalmist. Step 1: We must simply ask of the Lord … Continue reading Psalm 27