Tag: life challenges

Teresa of Avila – Doctor of the Church

 October 15, 2017

Teresa of Avila, October 15 Teresa, saint, mystic, and doctor of the Catholic Church, this simple unlearned woman whom God taught to read, now is read by millions and considered learned, a doctor, by the church. An ordinary woman with ordinary failings. A passion for life and for friendships, she struggled through bouts of illness […]

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Are You Being Tested?

 October 13, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Kids routinely test their teachers, especially middle-school aged students with new teachers. They want to see how far they can go, what they can get away with. Often they ask questions not out of genuine interest but to see if they can stump the teacher or undermine their authority. […]

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

 September 13, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability Don’t believe everything you see. Appearances can be deceiving. There are the ones who exude grace and charm. They maneuver life’s highways with an aura of peace. Nothing, no crisis, no loss, seems to shake them for too long. There are the ones for whom life is a constant […]

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God’s Spirit Is Not a Cowardly Spirit

 April 3, 2017

Lent – Preparing for Holy Week God never gives us more than we can handle, it has been said and it is true. There is nothing that this world can throw at us, that with God’s help, we can’t handle. God’s spirit is not a cowardly spirit. God places his spirit in each of us, […]

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Making Something Easy, Complicated

 January 25, 2017

I pulled into the parking ramp at the Kellogg Center and looked for an open space. The closest one was being blocked by two men in suits in conversation. I pulled around them, parked further up the parking ramp, left my coat in the car and pulled out my computer bag. I was ready for […]

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