Lilies of the Field

Lilies of the Field

One of the gifts of summer is the ability to ride my bike. The St. Casimir Parish rectory where I live is located just north of Stevens Point and so I have easy access to country roads. I usually try to take a ride in the early hours of the day when the temperature is...
Seeing

Seeing

LOOKING deeply at this photograph, can you HEAR rushing water and perhaps FEEL lichens on this rough rock?  Captivated by our sense of vision, we often neglect our other sensory gifts.  Screen-time hypnosis in our modern world has aggravated this imbalance....
Just Keep Playing

Just Keep Playing

Here’s a fun fact to start your weekend: a three-octave, non-chromatic hammered dulcimer has 46 tuning pegs. That translates to two pegs for each of 23 double-strung courses representing a total of 35 notes. Don’t spend too much time thinking about these numbers. The...
How to Pray

How to Pray

The Gospel this coming Sunday, Luke 11:1-13, has one of Jesus’ disciples asking him to teach them how to pray.  Jesus then proceeds to teach them the “Our Father.” (Luke 11:2-4) “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us...
Stop! In the Name of Love

Stop! In the Name of Love

No, I am not referring at all to the 1965 smash hit song by The Supremes!  Rather, something that happened amid my family’s caring for my father through his long-term illness, and Hospice-at-Home (his wish-this was during the pandemic, and there would have been...
My Mouth Will Declare Your Praise

My Mouth Will Declare Your Praise

When was the last time you could not help but utter praise to God?  How do you feel when you genuinely praise God?  For me, I usually ‘feel’ the incredible awesomeness of the moment with my whole self, inside and outside, which includes my heart and soul and...

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