humor · Lenten practices · Rosary

Your Own Personal (Grumpy) Jesus

Dear Susan, The words “Reach out and touch faith” pound through the speakers.  No, it is not a new Christian station. My daughter has discovered First Wave, a primarily ‘80s station on satellite radio.  Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus was released in 1989, so it still makes the cut-off. In the front seat, I realize my… Continue reading Your Own Personal (Grumpy) Jesus

Catholic · humor

Four Amusement Parks and a Funeral: What Waiting in Line Teaches Us About Waiting for God

And so it was that she, having waited long and endured patiently realized and obtained what God had promised. -Hebrews 6:15 Dear Susan, I so hope that heaven is not like Disneyland. Don’t get me wrong, I like my Disney, but the crowds! It is overwhelming. I know that if I end up in Purgatory,… Continue reading Four Amusement Parks and a Funeral: What Waiting in Line Teaches Us About Waiting for God

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Acting Like A Child: Adult Lessons From My Kids’ Vacation Bible School

Dear Susan, “Is helium flammable?” Thoughts of the Hindenburg leap to mind, but a quick Google search tells me that the zeppelin used hydrogen and that helium is not flammable. Still, these are probably not the words you want to hear as you are dropping your little darlings off for a day of spiritual growth… Continue reading Acting Like A Child: Adult Lessons From My Kids’ Vacation Bible School

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A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White . . . Or the Wedding Bell Blues?

  Dear Anne, “They have no more wine.”  I was glad to read that Pope Francis finds Mary’s words at the wedding in Cana as distressing as I do–no wine on a Friday night is trauma enough for me, much less at a wedding.  “But imagine finishing a wedding party drinking tea — it would… Continue reading A Bottle of Red, A Bottle of White . . . Or the Wedding Bell Blues?