Advent: A Season of Waiting

The Advent season is now upon us. Most people around us seem to be hurrying about looking for the perfect gift, putting up decorations, and

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Strong-Willed Or God’s Will

  Sometimes being strong-willed is good, as in being determined.  Other times, not so much, as in being pig-headed. Are you “strong-willed?” We sometimes hear

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The Children of the Promise

Though I am the father of two adopted children, I have long neglected considering the topic of adoption, and how all people are the adopted

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Election Year Madness

As we in the United States suffer through another national election cycle in this odd year, the antics displayed by those who ask for our

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A Year of Living Like Paul

This past January 20 marked the one year anniversary of the death of my friend, Paul Coakley. Last year I wrote two articles about my thoughts

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Trading Anger for Love

The first time I actually realized I had an anger issue was about a year ago while attending a retreat.  A deacon (now priest) prayed

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pro-life, religious right

Marching On

The Roe v Wade decision still remains unsettling to many. Since that day a culture of death has permeated society, and the world. Nevertheless, many

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