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Lopsided Relationships

The best analogy of God and man’s (excepting the saints) relationship that I’ve ever heard. She totally nailed it!

Reflections on My Catholic Journey

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There’s an old saying that you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you get your Prince Charming.

That was certainly the case for me. One young man, with whom I had a summer romance, had to have everything his way. And I mean everything. A sandwich, for example, had to be made to his exact specifications: “First the mayonnaise, then the lettuce, then the meat, then the tomato, in that order only.” If the sandwich had all the same ingredients but the mayonnaise was next to the tomato, he absolutely refused to eat it.

This attitude of his drastically affected our relationship. Any behavior of mine that wasn’t completely up to his standards was cause for criticism. For example, he told me how rude I was for phoning him while he was watching television—as if I could have known what he was doing while I was dialing…

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{7QT} Marches, Jewish and Christian Bible Study, and Cross-Stitch

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In Defense (kinda sorta) of Pope Francis for his Recent Homily on Cowardice

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It's that time of year again: the USCCB's 9 Days for life "an annual period of prayer and action cherishing the gift of life."  I am fully participating for this first time.  I have marched, been on a pro-life committee, and participated in other political activities towards this end, but somehow I missed the annual… Continue reading 9 Days for Life: Jan. 21 -29, 2017

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Why my Son is Grinching Out on Christmas

Other than the advent wreath I've never really participated in Advent.  Once I became a Christian I held on to Christmas as I had learned it and simply added the wreath.  This year, for some unknown reason, I wanted to dig into it more deeply: reading up on it, setting up a Jesse Tree, etc. … Continue reading Why my Son is Grinching Out on Christmas

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Consider your Source Before Deciding Not to Attend Church

Whether we realize it or not, those of us coming from the secular world have been formed by those beliefs.  When we become Christians we carry over many of those beliefs and they continue to inform our decisions.  That is why I would like to stop and talk about the Church for a moment.  If… Continue reading Consider your Source Before Deciding Not to Attend Church

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National Week of Repentance 10/30 – 11/6

As Catholic Christians we are called to repent on an individual level and the Church has announced a Holy Year of Mercy which began December 8, 2015 and ends on November 20, 2016.  This implies a church wide call for repentance, but to my knowledge I don't know that the Church has ever set aside… Continue reading National Week of Repentance 10/30 – 11/6