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Was I a Better Writer in High School?

 March 31, 2021

Was I a better writer in high school than I am now? I know it may seem like the answer should be obvious. Of course I’m a better writer now than I was in high school. I’ve been at it for so long, have learned so much over the course of the years, not just […]

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Holy Week 2021

 March 28, 2021

It’s hard to believe we’ve been dealing with this pandemic for over a year. Holy Week 2020 was like none other I have experienced. Hoping Holy Week 2021 will be by far a better one. Holy Week 2021 Last year around this time, Michigan went into lockdown. My local parish church was closed and Holy […]

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Selah – A Biblical Mystery

 March 17, 2021

Who doesn’t love a mystery? I know I do. I enjoy pondering questions, seeking answers. The Biblical word, Selah, is one such mystery. What does it mean? And why is it in the Bible? Selah in the Old Testament Selah is found 74 times in the Bible, 71 times in the Psalms and three times […]

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Love Story between a Jock and the Nerdy Student

 March 12, 2021

Ready for March Madness? Why not prepare by reading the latest in my Dancing through Life Series, Rebound. As reviewer Jeni Tahaney says, “Rebound” is a delightful love story between a jock and the nerdy student. Jacob and Josie are opposites, but you know how that adage goes.  The rest of the review follows. Love […]

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Thomas Merton and Adolescents

 March 11, 2021

Thomas Merton and Adolescents – Book Review of Authenticity, Passion and Advocacy: Approaching Adolescent Spirituality from the Life and Wisdom of Thomas Merton, by Thomas Malewitz I happened upon Thomas Malewitz’s book, Authenticity, Passion and Advocacy, while in my parish’s adoration chapel. I was immediately intrigued. What did Merton have to say about adolescents? Thomas […]

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Fasting From Church this Year

 March 2, 2021

Lent is a time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving. This past Sunday, the priest at my church, where I attended via video, preached about fasting. It occurred to me after he spoke, that maybe the fast I was called to this Lent, this whole year, was fasting from church. Why Fast? When fasting, you give […]

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What Does It Mean to Harden your Heart?

 February 23, 2021

Lent calls us into a time of spiritual growth. We are reminded by the Lenten readings, “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” (Ps. 95:8) But what does it mean to harden your heart? The Importance of the Heart in Scripture Heart was an important concept for the Hebrew people. In Scripture, […]

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Psalm 3 – Biblical Poetic Justice

 February 17, 2021

The writer of Psalm 3 is on the run from his enemies who have been tormenting him and spreading lies. In response he prays that God break the teeth of his enemies, thereby leaving them powerless and unable to spread further lies – a form of Biblical poetic justice. Psalm 3 – Lament in Three […]

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Bible Study for Lent

 February 16, 2021

Looking for a Bible Study for Lent? Interested in learning more about the Psalms but not sure where to begin? Dietrich Bonhoeffer tells us, “All the prayers of Holy Scripture are summarized in the Lord’s Prayer, and are contained in its immeasurable breadth.” What better format than using the Lord’s Prayer to understand the Psalms? […]

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Resources for Lent

 February 11, 2021

Looking for resources for Lent? The season of Lent challenges us to consciously enter into a process of changing, to let go of selfish attitudes . . . and to grow closer to God! My newly released Bible Study, The Psalms in Light of the Lord’s Prayer, is a great resource for Lent along with […]

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