Ordinary moments of Ordinary Time

Centering Prayer and the Importance of Silence in our Lives

Centering Prayer and the Importance of Silence in our Lives Most of us learned that Prayer is talking to God. Right? And so we babble on in our prayers and list all our needs, or say a rosary, or read Scripture—all certainly worthy methods of prayer, of course. But how many of us really learned […]

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,               […]

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 […]

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

January 25th, 2019 ~ 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, […]

Day of prayer for the legal protection for unborn children

 Today is the forty-fifth anniversary of Roe v Wade. Let’s 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 will not recognize […]

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 […]

Giving Thanks in trying times ~ How will you give thanks this year?

New blog post for Thanksgiving Day 2018 Will we take time out on Thanksgiving Day to make it truly a day of Thanksgiving this year? What do you have to be thankful for? Let’s start with this: President James Madison in 1815 was the one who created the tradition of setting aside a day for […]