April 5, 2020

This Holy Week will be different. We won’t keep watch by the Blessed Sacrament or line up to venerate the cross or pass little candle flames down the pews until the entire church is aglow. Those who are able will watch the Holy Triduum on TV screens, and we will all ac...

December 4, 2019

If walls could talk

Surely these ones would be speechless

Rendered mute by miracles too precious to utter  

If walls could talk 

Surely these ones could not say

Why these sacred secrets never get old  

If walls could talk 

Surely these ones could not ask

For anything more than...

October 31, 2018

Each day, offer a Rosary in addition to the prayer of the day.

Day 1

Lord Jesus, we thank you for the gift of Holy Matrimony. We lift up your servants, Rachel and Austin, and ask you to strengthen them as they prepare to enter into the sacred call of marriage. Please pur...

October 9, 2018

I lost my balance but it wasn’t mine to keep

Now I feel the stirring of a deep, sacred dream

The sunlight streaming in above the kitchen sink illuminates this blueprint of my soul, spilled in pen and ink.

It’s hard to articulate the smell of rain and the deep da...

August 29, 2018

Another carelessly, carefully hidden mess has spilled out onto the floor

And it's a pain I have never felt before 

Your pain I have never felt before

I shudder at the thought of the moment when innocence broke

When it turned inside-out at the blasphemous words the one you...

August 24, 2018

All the page corners you folded

All the little wonders you showed me

Sterile halls and careless over-sedation

Eyes glazed from too much medication

Peace in the mystery

and the litany of history

Gentle blue eyes and the wildfire in your mind

Healing wounds that are itchy and p...

August 19, 2018

The wounded world creaks 

under the weight of 7 billion bruised hearts.

How many trips around the sun until they find their rest? 

How many sleeps jostled awake until they look up?

The Unbridgeable Gap has been bridged.

 The Leap beckons.

Complete simplicity

at an infinite p...

August 18, 2018

Sometimes we hold on to hope with a white-knuckled grip as we wade through darkness with nothing else to hold. Sometimes our hands get tired and we lose our grip and hope slips out of our fragile fingers and tumbles to the floor. And sometimes our hope gets all mixed u...

June 8, 2018

Lean your head against His chest and listen to the heart that beats wildly for you. It burns with an inexhaustible love that is dying to be received. A love that died to be received.  On Calvary his merciful heart broke open so that the whole world might be enveloped i...

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