Advent is here and as we get closer, day by day, to the birth of our Lord and Savior, we reflect on the hope of the coming kingdom of heaven. In the following lectio divina reflection, we focus on this hope. John the Baptist brings … Continue readingLectio Divina: The Second Sunday of Advent (2016)
Our fourth child’s baptism was not going to be impeccable. I knew that from the start. But the Lord had sanctified me since the days back when my focus lied solely on the letterpress invitations, the picture perfect outfits, and the catered food for our … Continue readingThe Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Baptism
I was rolling quite a few ideas around in my head while the calendar days were being scratched off much more quickly than I cared to see and my deadline loomed larger and larger. I bounced a few of these ideas off on my 18 … Continue reading7 Quick Takes – the Seven Sacraments
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Bible, we are saved by grace alone. But, what is grace? What does saved by grace alone mean? I must admit that I cannot do any better a job explaining what grace is than what … Continue readingWhat is Grace?
This is the fourth of a series of posts reflecting line-by-line on the Anima Christi. Over the past few months we have been reflecting on the rich prayer Anima Christi. The first three lines petition the Lord to sanctify, save, and inebriate the petitioner. The fourth line … Continue readingLINE-BY-LINE PRAYER REFLECTION: ANIMA CHRISTI, PART 4