I Am No Victim

  I am no victim I live with a vision I’m covered by the force of love Covered in my Savior’s Blood I am no

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saint peter, fisherman, st peter, peter

The Amazing Value of Hardship

Hardship is not pleasant. It creates discomfort in our lives. It inconveniences our plans. It discourages us, causing hesitation and inaction. Yet, properly understood, hardship

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jesus, sad, perplexed

The False Faces of Compassion

Both the modern culture and the Church have very clear ideas of what it means to be compassionate. Compassion is usually equated with gentleness, sweetness,

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#MeToo and the Messiah

The #MeToo movement has shaken the foundations of some of the culture’s most entrenched havens of sexual harassment, abuse and predation. The list of politicians,

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The Power of Belonging

Dr. Brene Brown, a social scientist from the University of Houston, wondered if there was a “core need” that was shared by every human person.

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conflict, difficulty

“It’s Hard to be Humble”

In 1975, singer Mac Davis released a song entitled “It’s Hard to be Humble”.  The lyrics of this tongue-in-cheek song brought crowds to laughter, yet,

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frustration, anger, confusion, sadness, alone

The Sin Problem

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” Five Man Electric

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The Deadly Cancer of Anger

“This deadly cancer of anger… makes us unlike ourselves, makes us like timber wolves or furies from Hell, drives us forth headlong upon the points

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wilderness, isolation, alone

My Three Me’s

Heading south from Orlando to Yeehaw Junction, the Florida Turnpike traverses a vast stretch of real estate inhabited almost exclusively by alligators, herons, snakes, and

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darkness

Inside the Faces of Pride

Pride is something most of us understand to a certain extent.  Or, at the very least, we think we know what it looks like when

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Simple Ignatius

Since my first encounter with Ignatian Spirituality years ago, I have spent a lot time both intrigued and mystified by it.  As is often the

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The Amazing Advent(ure)

We all have our own thoughts about the season preceding Christmas.  Some of these thoughts might be grounded in solid theological understanding, after all, it

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Aslan is a Lion

“Aslan is a lion- the Lion, the great Lion.” “Ooh” said Susan. “I’d thought he was a man. Is he-quite safe? I shall feel rather

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How About Those Apples?

When I lived in the Midwest, Fall was the time when my wife and I headed to the local orchard to pick apples.  We would arrive at

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Setting Men Ablaze

The world of Catholic spirituality is, in a word, immense. Contemplative, Ignatian, Dominican, Carmelite- you get the idea. Yet as I spent time looking for

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