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

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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

13 lessons I learned in 2013

13. Count to 10 and take a deep breath. My mom has always told me that patience is a virtue.  Unfortunately, I lack it. But what I have learned in 2013, is that sometimes you have no other choice than to be patient.  Whether its dealing with people who infuriate you, to worrying about things … Continue reading 13 lessons I learned in 2013

Living the Fourth

This past February I embarked on a journey that I didn't know what I should expect from.  It was a weekend retreat called Kairos, that I heard so many wonderful things about, and people beaming smiles at my just telling me I needed to go.  Sure enough I went, and  became one of those beaming … Continue reading Living the Fourth