Category: Seasons of Grace

How Can Anyone Find Time to be Bored?

 July 24, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability “I’m bored.” “Boring.” “Bored, bored, bored!” How I hate those words. Bored people sometimes act crazy to relieve their boredom. Children pick fights. Teenagers dare each other to do things they later regret. Some married couples seek extramarital affairs. Some adults throw away jobs, careers. How can anyone find […]

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The Bumble Bee Flies Anyway – Believing in the Impossible

 July 21, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway. (Mary Kay Ash) Or so the myth goes. Still I love the idea. The humble bumble bee can teach us a few tricks! Sometimes it’s better if […]

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Praying for our Enemies

 July 19, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability “It’s very hard to hate somebody you are praying for,” a friend once told me. The wisdom of these words! The very nature of prayer, if it is sincere, will lead us to see our enemies with new eyes, to have a growing compassion for them. It’s very hard […]

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Dreaming with God

 July 17, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability “To pray is to dream in league with God,” according to Rabbi Abraham Heschel. In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book three of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, there is an island where all of your dreams come true. At first the travelers thought this would be a wonderful […]

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Enjoy God’s Time

 July 14, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability It seems there is never enough time to do what we want to do; never enough time with loved ones or to finish projects. Chronological time stops for no-one, but there is another time: Kairos time, God’s time. In God’s time there is always enough. Everything happens when it […]

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Praying – One Line at at Time

 July 12, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability As a cradle Catholic, I’ve been reciting the same prayers for sixty years. Of course I have them memorized, er, actually, I do and I don’t. Sometimes the lines are so familiar that I forget them. The words role off of my tongue as long as I don’t stop. […]

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What Do You Do When the Well Runs Dry?

 July 10, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability What do you do when the well runs dry? When you’ve run out of tears, but not out of grief? When you’ve exhausted all possibilities, everything humanly possible? Do you dig a new well? Try something different or a new approach? Or do you continue in the same well […]

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Time – the Great Equalizer

 July 7, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Regardless of how rich or poor, powerful or powerless, whether you are a CEO of a multi-national corporation or a baby, we all get the same amount of time each day. Time cannot be bought or sold, which is good. If not, we would see a whole new market […]

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Are you a Maze Runner or Labyrinth Jogger?

 July 5, 2017

Some people love crossword puzzles. They spend hours playing with words, seeking out the right one. It’s a good exercise and helps keep us mentally alert, but personally I prefer the visual aspect of a maze to words. At times I have approached life like a maze. I think there has to be a “right” […]

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Golden Silence

 July 3, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Silence is golden, or so they say. In this day and age it is harder to find than gold, more precious than gold. Our ears are polluted every day with deluges of noise–the radio in the car, the TV and stereo at home, Ipods, muzak in the elevator at […]

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