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The fire I’ve kindled burns less brightly.

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While chatting with my sister recently, she and I had a heart-to-heart conversation about family. Family is a complex topic for me. In the middle of confiding in her my “issues” with certain extended family members, I recalled a cause I vowed to undertake about forgiveness. This is a measurement of how far I’ve come. Read the rest of this entry »


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August 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

If you don’t doubt, you won’t grow

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It’s as simple as that: if you have faith and you don’t doubt, you aren’t human.

The way we believe in God should and must vary at different times in our lives. Even if that means doubting his existence.

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August 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

Gaude et laetare

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Life’s been hectic, to say the least. I haven’t completely settled and, being back home, I’m committed to seeing people in person more so than checking up on the Internet. 

Since I’ve been away, Easter has passed. It was glorious, as always! I managed to get to confession Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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“For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:10)

I sat in Mass this morning and got a delicious dose of inspiration from the three readings that were assembled so well by the Magistrate.  (Genesis 18: 20-32; Colossians 2: 12-14; Luke 11: 1-13) Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

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Create Within Me a New Heart

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A few days have passed and my friend hasn’t yet acknowledged my apologies.  I’m pretty heart-broken by that, but I know that life goes on.

Create in me a clean heart, O Lord, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)

I’ve been constantly praying for God to give me a clean heart.  A new spirit.  I am putting my trust in Him that everything will be okay.  So far, it’s working.   I can already feel the burdens being released from my shoulders.  I know that I am forgiven, but I have to forgive myself and that’s tough.  But if I will trust, I must let it go.  Let it be. 

I will try to spend some time in adoration, nearer to Christ.

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June 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

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If there were words to express how humbled I have been this last week, I am certainly not knowledgeable of them.

I have hurt a friend in a very deep way and I have hurt myself more so.  I completely took advantage of him because of my own weakness and my inability to have things go my way, in spite of lack of communication.  I think he forgave me, quite immediately.  But I have rarely felt so low in my life Read the rest of this entry »

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June 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Another Excerpt from Jacques Fesch

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The Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt)

And where would infinite love pour itself out, if the greatest forgiveness were not extended to the greatest misery? This, I suppose, is what eternal happiness consists in: to see clearly one’s own absolute failure, and to know and enjoy the splendor of God.  (From Cell 18)

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March 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

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