Ordinary moments of Ordinary Time

True love is faithful love ~ in God’s love ~ How true is your love?

Flagler Beach Florida sunrise / bob traupman. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE! Well, actually it’s not quite Valentine’s Day yet, but the 14th this year happens to coincide with Ash Wednesday, so I’m greeting you a bit early for all the romantic stuff. On Monday, we’ll begin thinking about Lent by going down to the Big […]

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 thought that this was the person of their dreams and […]

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 […]

St. Paul: A Vessel of Love filled with fire ~ What fills You with fire?

January 25th, 2018 ~ 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 tentmaker wherever he went.  After he was severely beaten, he was in constant pain, but went on and on and on, […]

Roe v Wade at 45 ~ Where do you Stand?

Late this past week, multitudes of people from throughout the United States assembled in our nation’s capital to pray and peacefully protest against legalized abortion. It was the forty-fifth such March for Life, which has been held annually to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event raises questions about the approach of a […]

What’s happening to our magnificent Whales and Dolphins?

  Dear Sisters and Brothers, I want to share with you what I wrote to Fifty-some friends on a New Year’s note I sent in lieu of a Christmas card. . . After realizing what our President has done, I’m so anxious about what will happen to the dolphins and whales as the oil companies […]

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 […]