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…

Brief thoughts on Ash Wednesday, 2020

On this Ash Wednesday, the start of our Lenten Journey, I just wanted to share this brief post I left on my Facebook page this morning. I felt I should share something on this momentous occasion. ...fasting, almsgiving and prayer are not about ‘making God happy.’ We do these things to make room for God … Continue reading Brief thoughts on Ash Wednesday, 2020

True Mindfulness: The Practice of the Presence of God

There are lots of places online to find out all about mindfulness and its benefits. This is a very typical example I found on the website mindful.org. "Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going … Continue reading True Mindfulness: The Practice of the Presence of God

God’s Immanence*

I was riveted to my MacBook monitor earlier watching a Bishop Barron video from his travels around Italy and Spain working on his latest Pivotal Players installments. He was speaking about St. Ignatius of Loyola and his thoughts on finding God in the ordinary, in our every day experiences. Something as simple as looking at … Continue reading God’s Immanence*

Let the words of my mouth…

Paul's words in the fourth chapter of Philippians, verse eight are "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." Fernando Ortega excerpts a portion of that litany of goods and he also quotes … Continue reading Let the words of my mouth…