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A Vessel of Love filled with Fire

January 25th, 2013 ~ The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle   Paul was an amazing man. He was small of stature; he refused to depend on charity–thus, he worked as a tent-maker wherever he went.  After he got severely beaten, he was in constant pain, but went on and on and […]

A Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection for Unborn Children

Today is the fortieth anniversary of Roe v Wade. Let us stand down, stop the condemning and judging and seek light and understanding, forgiveness and wholeness, kindness and compassion for the young in desperate situations who have no one to turn to and who may themselves be abandoned. We live in a world that refuses to […]

The Legacy of a martyr

Dear Sisters and Brothers, We’re in as series of blogs to pray for our country before the inauguration of President Obama which will take place on Monday, January 21st, the day set aside to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today I honor him as a mentor of mine. He was 39 when he was […]

Reconciliation: Finding common ground to stand on

image (c) bob traupman 2009. all rights reserved. We’re in a series of blogs building up to President Obama’s second inauguration.  I’m suggesting that we take this time to reflect upon and to pray for our the transformation of our country.  I called us to that four years ago and there is as much need […]

Re-birthing America

We’re coming up in a few days on the second inauguration of Barack Obama.  In this series of blogs, we wish to pray for him, for our congressional leaders and for our country.   In 2009, I asked my readers to realize that personal transformation is connected to the need for transformation of our country. […]

You are my beloved Son / Daughter

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord This feast is part of the epiphany cycle feasts …. It reveals further the meaning of the Incarnation of the Son of God, that is. our God entering our world and becoming flesh and blood. God sent is only Son to become one with us. What better […]


The Feast of the Epiphany ~ Sunday, January 6th, 2013 Today’s feast day has several meanings.  In the Roman Church we celebrate the story of the Magi visiting Jesus and offering him gifts.  In the Eastern churches, they focus on the story of the Baptism of the Lord.  Both celebrate the manifestation, the revelation of […]


Where are we, this New Year’s Day 2013, Lord? Are we better off than we were a year ago? What will 2013 bring for us? Are we prepared for whatever the year will bring? Do we realize that “We never know . . . what the next moment will bring? Give us hope, Lord, this New Year’s Day. A […]