Where Do Footsteps Lead?

Where Do Footsteps Lead?

Recently when attending morning Mass, I noticed footprints on the carpeting of the main aisle of the church building.  I later learned that they were left when people came to change some of the light bulbs in the church building.  No harm was done as the carpet needed...
Living in Anticipation

Living in Anticipation

Anticipation is not a bad thing, but when we leave the present moment and begin living in anticipation we encounter some problems.  For instance, you haven’t been feeling well and the doctor schedules some tests to determine what is wrong.  If you are like me, you...
Spine To Spine

Spine To Spine

Last weekend, after our son and our daughter-in-law, and their busy almost-three-year-old daughter and infant son left the cabin, I sat quietly observing day move toward night.  As the sun sank below the horizon a chorus of woodland frogs replaced the birdsong of...
Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit

This coming Sunday is Pentecost.  The description in the Acts of the Apostles makes it sound very exciting.  There are wind and fire and the building shaking.  The disciples are fired with new boldness and enthusiasm.  The message seems to be that the Holy Spirit is...
Natural Innocence

Natural Innocence

To be struck by the magnificence of nature is to be returned again,     in all-too-brief moments, to the innocence in which we were born. ¹ Richard Wagamese   When we visited our son and his family in Madison over Easter weekend, they took us to see the country...
Mary’s Month

Mary’s Month

Since my childhood I have always anticipated the month of May.  On the first day of the month, my heart feels excitement of having 31 wonderful days to give special recognition and honor to someone I love dearly – Mary.  May is Mary’s month. Mary has been in my life...