My life

Happy Valentine’s Day! True love is faithful love ~ How do you measure up?

Flagler Beach Florida sunrise / bob traupman. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE! We’ve been reflecting on St. Paul’s eloquent words about love from I Cor. 13. And this is my final post on the subject. Love is not pompous, it is not inflated,it does not seek its own interests,               […]

The Legacy of a martyr ~ what are you willing to give your life for?

Dear Sisters and Brothers, On this coming, Monday, January, 21, 2019, we will honor a great American ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968. On that fateful day, Dr. King took an assassin’s bullet that he knew was waiting for him at any moment. It […]

The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael ~ Have you been touched by an angel?

 The Feast of the Archangel Michael, Gabriel and  Raphael Saturday, September 29, 2018 Nearly everyone is fascinated by angels, whether they are into religion or not. You may recall the popular TV series Touched by an Angel, starring Della Reese, Roma Downey, Toby Keith that ran from 1994- 2003. Angels have a very big role […]

The Legacy of a martyr ~ What will yours be?

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today, Monday, January, 15, 2018, we honor a great American ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was 39 when he was martyred on April 4, 1968. On that fateful day, Dr. King was gunned down by an assassin’s bullet while he was leading a strike for sanitation workers.  He inspired […]

The Feast of the Holy Trinity ~ On the edge of mystery!

The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity ~ Sunday, June 11, 2017 This is the Sunday when we give praise to God as we Christians understand and know God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit. For me, it’s all about being caught up in ~ getting lost in ~ finding my true self in the […]

What wondrous love is this?

Holy Thursday / Good Friday 2017 Dear Friends, I share with you one of my finest homilies given to the people of St. Bartholomew’s Parish, Miramar, Florida on Good Friday 1992. . . . (Though this is a long text, it deals with the issue of how to deal with personal pain as well as […]

I can see! You light up my life!

The Fourth Sunday of Lent – The story of the man born blind ( March 26th, 2017) John the Evangelist is inviting us to ask ourselves:  Who are the blind ones?  Who are those who see? This story is amazing.  William Barclay, the great Presbyterian scripture scholar, comments that “there’s no more vivid character drawing […]