My aunt is an artist and she has cancer. It’s a rare and aggressive kind. I know neither the specific details of her treatment nor what will happen. But it’s … Continue Reading Perspective
“And you beneath life’s crushing load, whose forms are bending low, who toil along the climbing way with painful steps and slow…” There is so much suffering in the world. … Continue Reading Job’s Christmas
I’m a mess. Physically speaking, I’m a twisted, deformed, atrophied mess. Looking at the severe scoliosis in my own x-ray – the Z shaped spine, near horizontal in the thorax … Continue Reading Fearfully and Wonderfully
The soul is what animates the body, bringing it to life – and my soul, as a human being, is the breath of God. If my soul is of God, … Continue Reading My Particular Body and My Peculiar Soul – My Immortality
My friend, whose husband died last December, is going through her year of firsts. The first Christmas without Dave. The first birthday without him. The first Easter… the first wedding … Continue Reading Grieving the Death of a Loved One: Beauty Speaks
In the month of May, we honor motherhood – and the dead of war. All over the earth, mothers watch their sons go off to war every day. The baby … Continue Reading May
“Christ is risen! He is truly risen. And now you have been given eternal life.” …..What am I going to do with it?
If you knew you were going to die, what would you do on your last day? The liturgy of Holy Thursday begins the holiest part of Holy Week, the Easter … Continue Reading The Human LORD
This is a message that I plan to leave behind for my loved ones… and so… for everyone. Yesterday, April 6th, I celebrated a milestone birthday – but, really, every … Continue Reading When I Die
Why do we want to punish each other? Husbands and wives, daughters and mothers, sons and fathers, coworkers, and even friends. We feel any slight and we give it back … Continue Reading Blood Thirst
I’ve written here that I want to feel sacred – and that I’m disappointed because I thought I would feel sacred by making an act of consecration to the Sacred … Continue Reading Not Fulfilled Yet
It’s time for the ultimate reality check: ”Remember, Man, you are but dust, and to dust you will return.” The priest tells me this as he marks my forehead with … Continue Reading Getting Real
Pain is consuming, just beyond control. I eat the building passion, stuffed down my throat, the intensifying energy shooting out my fingers flailing, hard frequency emitting from brainstem my … Continue Reading Pain
Have you ever submerged yourself under water, a lake or a pool, and gone down, down, down? The light, if visible, is far-off and distorted, while all around you, enshrouding … Continue Reading He Descended to the Dead
If God is all-loving and all-merciful, then why does God condemn souls to Hell to burn for all eternity? I mean, I can think of some really terrible people that … Continue Reading Does God Damn?
I began this blog to document my spiritual journey, consecrated to the Sacred Heart. Starting with zeal, I find myself already sputtering out and going flat. I had promised to … Continue Reading A Nest of Dryness