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Today's Readings Today is my 6th wedding anniversary. We’re still early in our marriage and God willing we have years to go. Two kids,...

An Invitation to Do Nothing

Today’s Readings In today’s society, there is a new-found interest and emphasis on “self-care.” Ultimately, this idea of “self-care”...

The Sense of Unimportant Days

Today’s Readings The doldrums of summer stretch out before us, lulling us into a sense of unimportant days blurring together in the...

A Church that Loves

Today’s Readings “I’m useless.” “My mental illness makes me a burden.” “Until I’m healed, I don’t have anything to offer those around...

The Hero of your Story

June 2003, was the very first Father’s Day that was different for me. It was the first year that I was going to have to endure the day...

Normal

Today’s Readings “We walk by faith and not by sight.” This weekend, my whole state is about to “open up” after months and months of Covid...

Precious Bodies

Today's Readings Being sprinkled with blood sounds gross. Maybe I am the child of doctors, but it weirds me out. It’s not seen as...

Iron Man, My Brother, and Dorothy Day

Today’s Readings Of all the movies that could be emotionally difficult for me that year, I was not anticipating one being Iron Man. Yet,...

Transformative Joy

Today’s Readings In those halcyon days pre-Covid, my office did the gifts inventory process to help us learn about one another and...

To Be Seen

Today’s Readings One day a week, I get to see each of my students in person. One day in person (masked and distanced) and one day online....

Mothering our Corner of the World

Today's Readings What a wonderful opportunity was given to me when I was offered the chance to prepare thoughts for this Sixth Sunday of...

Diapers

Today's Readings Every week, I visit assisted living facilities to provide mental health therapy for the seniors there. The other day I...

The Rejected Good Shepherd

Today's Readings Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, His mercy endures forever! In today’s first reading, St. Peter proclaims...

Met

Today’s Readings Whenever I read this passage in Luke for today’s Gospel, I am always surprised that the two disciples still didn’t...

Met

Today’s Readings Whenever I read this passage in Luke for today’s Gospel, I am always surprised that the two disciples still didn’t...

Voice of the Lord

Today begins a series of special posts that will run through the Easter season. Normally you won't see them on Sunday, but it was fitting...

Finding God on the Cobblestones

Today’s Readings Palm Sunday is particularly dear to my heart. Years ago, I participated in the Tenth Forum for Youth sponsored by the...

Learning Not to Look for Answers

Today's Readings Today’s Gospel reading contains a familiar and one of the most quoted verses, “For God so loved the world that he gave...

What’s in the water you’re drinking?

In the gospel reading I’m reminded Jesus is the brazen rabble-rouser that I always forget about. “At that moment his disciples returned,...