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Death and Life

The post that follows is the article I wrote for the cover of our bulletin at Our Lady of the Lakes for July 31, 2011. Death & Life Jesus knows what it is like to lose a loved one. Today’s Gospel begins with Jesus learning of the death of John the Baptist. When Jesus receives […]

Knowing Our Strengths and Our Weaknesses

God has given each of us many gifts.  No one has all the gifts but working together as a community of believers we have all the gifts we need.  We begin working together by each recognizing our strengths and our weaknesses.  It is as an important to know our weaknesses as well as our strengths.  […]


Is change a bad thing or a good thing? There are people who resist any change.  Their argument may be as simple as ‘we have been doing it this way for years.’  On the other extreme are people who seem to want to change just to change.  They might think it is strange to do […]


Forgiveness can be a difficult thing.  It can be difficult to forgive someone when they do something that hurts us.  It can also be difficult to accept forgiveness that is offered to us after we have hurt someone.  When someone tells us they forgive us, we might wonder if they really forgive us or if […]

What Do You Like to Read About?

You may have noticed in the last few months I haven’t written as much as I used to.  Generally, I make a point to write something here at least once a week.  I write more often as Spirit inspires me.  Lately, I struggle a little to know what to write about. I don’t get many […]