Ordinary moments of Ordinary Time

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 Corinthians 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,             […]

Jilted Lovers or Joyous Love?

                    mesa verde national park of southern colorado / march 2008 / bob traupman.  Dear Sisters and Brothers, Our society finds it quite acceptable for people to hop into one relationship after another or just satisfy their needs by”hooking up”. How many times have young people […]

St. Paul’s Ode to Love ~ How do we measure up?

Many of us are thinking of our Valentine’s these days — our lovers,  intend-eds, spouses, classmates, mothers and also spouses remembering their deceased loved ones. Hallmark would encourage us to “send the very best.”   And marketeers would like to get their greedy fingers on our credit cards for this one-day holiday, wouldn’t they? So let’s go […]

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple

The  Feast of the Presentation of the Lord In the Temple ~ February 2nd, 2020. It’s also known as Candlemas Day when there’s often a procession with blessed candles through the church, or in Latin or European countries through the streets. The sacred candles to be used at the altar for the coming year are […]

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

Dear Sisters and Brothers, Today, Monday, January, 20, 2020, 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 took an assassin’s bullet that he knew was waiting for him at any moment. It came while he […]

Will you give Thanks this Thanksgiving Day? It surely is good to give thanks!

THANKSGIVING DAY 2019 Thanksgiving Day. What’s it for? For some it’s a time get away for a few days—maybe to visit family in a different part of the country, or just chill out. For others it’s a family dinner followed by football watching and beer drinking. For still others it’s the dread of the first […]

The Courage of the Signers ~ where is our courage?

Dear Friends, On  July 4, 1776, the men, and their families supporting them published the sacred document, the Declaration of Independence, that created this country.  At its conclusion, they said: FOR THE SUPPORT OF THIS DECLARATION WITH A FIRM RELIANCE ON THE PROTECTION OF DIVINE PROVIDENCE WE MUTUALLY PLEDGE OUR LIVES, OUR FORTUNES AND OUR […]