Choosing to quiet my soul.

I wrote this reflection on Psalm 131 a few years back. I was driving the other day, thinking about all the worry and flurry going into matters that we can’t do much about, while the drained away energy could being going into caring for and about the person in front of us. I remember a […]

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Really really slow

I started running again more consistently. I’m slow. By slow, I mean not as fast as I was a year or two ago. Then, I could run half as fast as the current marathon world record holder. So not really fast. But now, I’m slower than I was when I was “fast”. It’s almost not […]

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Freedom now.

Isaiah was the most treasured prophet of Israel. And probably of Jesus. For Israel because it was hopeful. For Jesus because it was personal. On Sunday, on the feast of the Baptism of Jesus, we read words that talk about Jesus and offer hope. Isaiah spoke these words from God to his people. As Peter […]

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Peter and the family picture.

Three or four years after Jesus was baptized, Peter walked into a house, the house of a Roman centurion named Cornelius. Cornelius was a Roman, but he wanted to follow the God of the Jews. Through visions that both Cornelius and Peter had, against all odds and against all political and religious protocols, Peter walks […]

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First family picture.

It happens all the time around the holidays. It happens at weddings, at reunions. It’s an important part of first communion and baptism. It’s the family picture. Taking a family picture is a way to remember that on this day, at this time in our lives, we were together. On Christmas Eve our family took […]

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