The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking - it was the motto on my recent trip to Maui. You see, even when you travel to paradise, things can go incredibly wrong. Whether it was delayed flights, missing luggage, a thought-to-be-lost wallet, or exploring the unknown, the power of positive thinking never failed us. Positive thinking can be hoping … Continue reading The Power of Positive Thinking

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Spiritual Direction

There tends to be a toss-up between my indecisiveness and impatience for what tends to be my greatest flaw. But a few years ago, I embarked on a journey that allowed me to tap into and start working on the former as a way to understand the power and importance of discernment.  This journey was … Continue reading Spiritual Direction

Baby Girls and Older Gents

I flipped my covers off this morning and said, "Time to give it to God." It was time for Church. I have found a nice routine for myself in finding a Church I can call home on Sundays.  A mass that I take something from, music that can be improved, but overall a good experience … Continue reading Baby Girls and Older Gents

Surprise

Surprises come in all shapes and sizes. They can bring unexpected blessings or catastrophic misfortunes.  I've been the recipient of both and it has put me on a pendulum between happiness and sadness – loving life for its beauty, but hating it for its incredible unfairness. My most recent surprise was being invited to partake in … Continue reading Surprise

Sharing in Sacraments

Sacraments.  You may hear the word and automatically think of Baptisms and First Communions, but there are some other types of sacraments that we far too often overlook.  Believe it or not, if we don't pay attention we may just bypass sacraments multiple times a day! I'm talking about "Small S Sacraments" or those occurrences, … Continue reading Sharing in Sacraments

The power of prayer

Do you believe in God? Do you "know" how to pray? Do you feel a purpose and a power behind everything that happens and everyone you meet? Don't feel like if you answered "no" to any of these that you are a horrible human being, are going to be chastised by me, or worst of … Continue reading The power of prayer

I Saw God Today

I saw God today, in a place I wouldn't have expected.  It wasn't a Church where most people go to connect with God, but rather a soup kitchen on the East Side of Buffalo. Having gone on Kairos, a three-day retreat aimed at helping individuals work past hurts, obstacles and failures and realize their own … Continue reading I Saw God Today