Advent Prayer

Double Post – here’s an Advent prayer I liked: Advent Prayer – Henri J.M. Nouwen Lord Jesus,Master of both the light and the darkness,send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.We who are anxious over many things look forward […]

The Immaculate Conception

The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” – Matthew Ch. 1 During this […]

I wrote a haiku! :-)

We spent Thanksgiving with my sister up in Austin. While there we visited a Children’s Museum in downtown Austin. They had an exhibit on Japanese culture (which focused on Hokkaido, Japan, which was cool because that’s where my brother lived for several years before moving to Hawaii) which included several haikus. I had haikus on […]

A Time of Expectation

Another cannabilized post that I wrote for our school newsletter – I thought it appropriate as today we enter into the liturgical season of Advent. Brothers and sisters: You know the time; it is the hour for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed; the night […]

Christ the King

This past Sunday we celebrated the feast of Christ the King in the Catholic church. This is a reflection I wrote for our school newsletter about this feast day: I myself will look after and tend my sheep.I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark.I myself […]

A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving

November, and especially Thanksgiving Day, are times when we traditionally pause and give God thanks for all the good things in our lives. I’d like to offer a challenge to give thanks for other things in your lives this year:Give thanks for people who cut you off while you’re driving, especially if you’re driving in […]

Patience is a Virtue

So it seems I’ve committed the cardinal sin of blogging – no updates with nary a word as to why (is “nary” a real word?) I’ve been busy, and that’s true, but I think my innate introversion expresses itself in disconnection sometimes – I need space, both physical and metaphysical, and even a blogging community […]