Most High and Glorious God…

Here is the first part of my mini-retreat talk at Nellis Air Force Base a couple of weeks ago. The first two installments were posted yesterday and the day before so you can go back and read them if you didn't check in earlier this week! I began with a prayer attributed to St. Francis … Continue reading Most High and Glorious God…

Good things take time

Yesterday I participated in a Labyrinth walk. If you've never heard of one, don't worry about it. Neither had until 2 weeks ago. My grad course on Spiritual practices included an introduction to this medieval practice and the retreat center/mission where my class takes place has an actual labyrinth emblazoned on a very large canvas. … Continue reading Good things take time

Beauty and Terror – thoughts on “Jojo Rabbit”

"..believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is strength and blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.” - R.M. Rilke I don't know much about Rainer Maria Rilke other … Continue reading Beauty and Terror – thoughts on “Jojo Rabbit”

“…to give you a future of hope”

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2019/06/26/two-us-troops-killed-in-afghanistan/#.XRTg3wohaF1.email When ever Troops are killed in action (combat zones), I usually curse upon learning of the losses. It's not very pretty or classy, I suppose, but it's my honest reaction. I used to do that when Sean would notify me of deaths in our unit when he was a Brigade Commander, too. That visceral … Continue reading “…to give you a future of hope”

John the Baptist and expectation management

Today we celebrate the birth of John the Baptist in the Catholic Church.  The Gospel from Scripture, from Luke, Chapter 1, verses 57-66 and 80, is all about how Elizabeth and Zechariah's family expect them to name the baby after his father, but mom insists that his name shall be John, which means, "God is … Continue reading John the Baptist and expectation management