My Daily Bucket List

My Daily Bucket List

As I write this, it is 84 days until I turn 50.  Twelve weeks. A while back, I counted the days and it was 500. And in what seems like a moment, 416 days have gone by. Time flies at a dizzyingly fast rate, and yet it is easy to think we have endless amounts.  And it...
Keep Me Out of Your Way

Keep Me Out of Your Way

Lord, take me where you want me to go. Let me meet who you want me to meet. Tell me what you want me to say, And keep me out of Your way. Fr. Mychal Judge   I first heard of Fr. Mychal and his prayer many years ago, I believe, in a story about him published in the...
Forgiving Reality

Forgiving Reality

I walked up the road as I usually do every morning and there, at the intersection with the county road, lay a big doe that had been hit by a car sometime during the night.  A sick feeling crept into my stomach, and I instinctively knew it was one of the mothers who...
Fear Can Be Crippling

Fear Can Be Crippling

Fear; it is an emotion that touches our lives in many ways.  Presently, we live in a world where conflict has been raised to a new level involving nuclear arms.  Within our own country we fear conflict between races carried out in violence.  Fear might even play a...
Questions? Questions? Questions!

Questions? Questions? Questions!

Perhaps a question worth wondering about, studying, and reflecting on is “How many questions did Jesus ask?”   Several authors have done the counting  and noted 200-300 total questions that Jesus asked in the four Gospels.   Often it is more common to...
Tell Your Story

Tell Your Story

These last few months I have been thinking a lot about our stories.  Stories as a Christian handed down for many years until they went into print, the Bible.  Our country’s stories:  the stories of us as immigrants, our history as a country and the history we are...