I am sharing this late in the day because I've been visiting my grandkids! But today is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, so here's something I wrote a while to honor her faith in Jesus. I aspire to be like her. https://drowning-in-lemonade.com/2021/02/07/on-sunday/
I came across this speech I gave 6 years ago on the 4th of July. I can't believe the wonderful city of Belton, Texas invited my battle buddy, Sandra Lee Smith, and me to be the "Grand Marshalls" of this parade! It was a great day! Not much to add to my remarks so here … Continue reading For the 4th of July
One day, several years ago, I was sitting in an empty chapel praying and waiting for the families to arrive for the funeral of my cousin's mother-in-law. A man who looked to be homeless, in disheveled, dirty clothing with matted hair to match, approached my pew. His shoes were worn through and he shuffled when … Continue reading What matters most to me
Something to meditate upon this Good Friday… https://youtu.be/NegD8s3pUpw We could never thank You enough. But we can vow to live our lives worthy of the sacrifice.
On this Palm Sunday and in the final days of this Lenten season, I thought it was time to share once again this poem I wrote several years ago… Can you see Him? He’s there with that angry mob. No, he’s not he menacing one. He’s the peaceful One, the serene One, the holy One. … Continue reading Holy Week meditation
This morning on my daily walk, I finally listened to the March 31 installment of the Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast. The young man, Jacob, (a seminarian) who joined Father John (a regular host for years) did a great job telling the audience about Max Scheler and ressentiment. Ressentiment, basically, has to do with … Continue reading The antidote to resentment
We are frailWe are fearfully and wonderfully madeForged in the fires of human passionChoking on the fumes of selfish rageAnd with these our hells and our heavensSo few inches apartWe must be awfully smallAnd not as strong as we think we are. These words are from the song, "Not As Strong As We Think We … Continue reading Humility is required
“Pray do not imagine, that those who make the noise are the only inhabitants of the field.” - Edmund Burke Often in life it seems it really is true that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." We may infer from this old proverb that the squeaky wheel is in need of grease. But in real … Continue reading Who Else Is In the Field?
Heart speaks to heart. That's the translation of the Latin phrase above. It's from John Henry Cardinal Newman's coat of arms and it has a very specific, and a very deep meaning. God's heart speaks to ours. And just as crucial, God is waiting to hear us speak to Him from our hearts. It's two … Continue reading Cor ad cor loquitur