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Lying on the pavement

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Today, it’s been one year and two days since I got divorced. 

I didn’t even realize the milestone until an artist friend of mine, Read the rest of this entry »

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February 11, 2011 at 11:28 am

Finding fuel

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January 16, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Finishing the race

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December 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Not Quite the Walking Dead

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I haven’t posted much lately because I’ve been insanely busy with work, play, and volunteerism, which is the culmination of both work and play.  I have a draft saved of some reflection on God’s word, but my heart wasn’t it in when I jotted it down.  I need to reorganize it.

I am exhausted physically, but very energized mentally and spiritually.  Therefore, I am not quite the walking dead.  My spirit is sustaining me. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Fr. Kim’s Thought

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Just a quick jot-down of an anecdote Fr. John Kim was explaining in regards to the study of Luke 13 and the “who will get saved?” question:

“I was approached by a young man who could obviously tell I was a Catholic priest.  He said to me, ‘Father, I used to be Catholic when I was young man, but I was put off by the [Catholic] Church’s nonconformity with contemporary life.  There were too many rules and it’s just too difficult to be Catholic.  It’s not user-friendly.’  And he went on to list his grievances with the Church.  I replied to him, ‘You’re right.  The Church is not very user-friendly.  It is very difficult to be Catholic.  But ‘user-friendly’ implies that it should conform to life and be life-friendly.  It is not life-friendly, it is Christ-friendly.  And if in the end of times, I am to be judged by whether I was friendly to life or friendly to Christ, I would rather choose Christ-friendly.'”

I will write more about my reaction to Luke 13 after I listen and reflect on Luke 14 this coming week.  Luke 13 obviously tells us that the belief in Christ is not enough to save you eternally.  Jesus plainly says to those who claim that “they ate with him while He taught in their streets” that “I do not know you.”  Luke 14 tells us how to be saved. . . how to really comprehend what  Jesus was teaching, not just knowing His name.

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August 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

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Jacob the Comedian

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Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (Photo by Don Saco)

 Tonight, I candidly explored some of my favorite passages of scripture with my beau.  I started looking at it because we were chatting about names and angels and then I needed to recollect the story of Jacob wrestling with God at Peniel (Gen. 32).  I was pointing out that even the Bible has comic relief moments.    Read the rest of this entry »

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August 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm

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Trials, Trials, Trials

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It’s downright criminal how difficult it is to avoid sin.  I feel like the harder I try to avoid it, the more tempting it becomes.  I wish I could learn my lesson from this and move on.  I’m trying to see the big picture.  I’m trying to remind myself that I deserve so much more than what sin will offer me.  I’m trying to remind myself that I am loved and missed. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 26, 2010 at 10:19 pm

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