The breezy part of the day…

Bishop Barron mentioned this passage when preaching on the Road to Emmaus in Sunday’s Gospel reading. I was reminded so thought I would post again. May it bless you!

Drowning in Lemonade

“In the breezy part of the day…” God walked in the Garden of Eden at this time. Not sure when that is, but it makes sense. Spirit is closely linked to ‘wind’ or ‘breath’ in Hebrew. So it makes sense that when the Living God is physically present in the garden, in some sort of visible, even material shape, He would be accompanied by a ‘breeze.’

Jesus breathes on His disciples before He ascends to Heaven to fill them with the very Holy Spirit of God, of Himself. And that breath continues to permeate the Christ followers to this very day and always will.

The thing about a breeze is that we can’t see it, though we can see its effects. Jesus even shares that observation in Scripture. (See John 3:8) And so we are back to the ‘unseen,’ the invisible I talked about in my last blog entry on…

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On the practice of the presence of God and detachment

I got to speak to the Military Council of Catholic Women today during their Day of Reflection. I was honored and humbled to be asked. Unfortunately, because it is a 'closed' Facebook group (members only), I can't share that particular video with you here.But I have posted my remarks below. I don't say them word … Continue reading On the practice of the presence of God and detachment

The Elevator Speech

Someone just read this post from July of last year. I updated with a really cool version of a 1960’s ‘folk’ hymn. It’s For King and Country and I just love their music. Well done, FKAC!! Something to consider if you haven’t read this before. Or maybe you did, got distracted and forgot to compose your elevator speech. Here’s another chance!

Drowning in Lemonade

I was honored to be part of the leadership team at a Catholic Military family retreat in S. Korea back in May. At one of my sessions with the adults, I talked to them about having an “elevator speech” at the ready to explain their faith to anyone they might encounter.

In 1 Peter 3:15, he tells us, “Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with gentleness and reverence…” And, of course, this is great advice! Additionally, from a secular viewpoint, it is a common marketing technique to have that short “elevator speech” ready to share; it’s the nuts and bolts of your company or organization’s product or mission you convey to a potential customer. Why elevator? It’s short enough to share as a parting message with someone as you take the…

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“What, me worry?”

“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” - St. (Padre) Pio When we start to worry, that's a bright, blinking light that is leading us to prayer!! As Padre Pio said, “Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your … Continue reading “What, me worry?”

Mountain Top Moments

Trying something different today, folks! It's a video of me speaking, mostly reading you something I've written. I guess this is my first Vlog! We'll see how it goes. If you all like it, I may do it once in a while. Thinking maybe I should find a place to sit and give myself a … Continue reading Mountain Top Moments