Tag Archive | religion

Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust ~ Let Jesus raise you up!

Ash Wednesday 2020 Dear Friends, Ash Wednesday is upon us once again. Easter  ~ Sunday April 12th. So, you may ask ~ what are ashes all about? We Catholics like symbols.  (So does Harry Potter.) What can they tell us about life? And death?  And reality? When the priest smears ashes on the penitent’s forehead […]

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 […]

Ode to Love

Many of us are thinking of our Valentine’s these days — our lovers,  “intendeds.” spouses, classmates, mothers . . .  At least Hallmark would have us “send the very best.” So, what is love? I’ve officiated at the marriages of many young couples  over the 45 years of my priesthood who’ve chosen  St. Paul’s Ode […]

Ode to Love

Many of us are thinking of our Valentine’s these days — our lovers,  intend-eds, spouses, classmates, mothers . . .  At least Halmark would have us “send the very best.” So, what is love? I’ve officiated at the marriages of many young couples  over the nearly 45 years of my priesthood who’ve chosen  St. Paul’s […]

Ode to Love

Editor’s Note: Over the next 10 days, you’ll be exposed to a pot-pourri  of themes.  First, I’ll do a series on St. Paul’s famous Ode to Love.  But connected to that, a group has selected Valentine’s Day to draw attention to violence against women world-wide, so I will be incorporating that as well.  But to complicate things […]