October 2008 – Pennies from Heaven

My grandmother passed away in 1997 at the age of 86. Outside of her final days in a nursing home, she lived the last five years or so of her life with my mom and dad. I was still living there myself until 1995 when

September 23, 2008 – Search

I lived Cursillo over the weekend of September 18-21. For those who don’t know what it is, Cursillo is an intense “short course” of Christianity and of God’s love. ::Flashback:: Back in 1987-89, I attended a few teenage retreats called “Search” while I was in

August 14, 2008 – Fatherly visit

As seems to happen from time to time, on this particular Thursday evening, my wife and I found that we had nothing quick and easy to make for dinner.  We had the fixings for dinner menus that take a while to make/bake, but neither of

June 17, 2008 – Tune In

Have you ever heard the analogy that Jesus is speaking to us and giving us graces all the time, 24/7, but unless we are tuned in, we miss a lot of what He is saying? I’ve heard it compared to the radio airwaves. The music

June 16, 2008 – Mis-read

One weekend in June of 2008, we had a scary incident at our house. I woke up at about 4:00 and heard voices outside our bedroom window (which isn’t uncommon as it is right next to the sidewalk on a well traveled street).  I got

March 3, 2008 – Resurrection revelation

Every week I take part in a small faith sharing group with a few other men. We usually take a look at and read the scheduled Scripture readings from the upcoming Sunday Mass. Peppered in between each reading, we discuss ideas and questions that we

Lent 2008 – Pink slip

Before getting into this entry, I need to make a few points. – My intention was to post all of my experiences that pre-dated this blog before moving on to new occurrences which occurred after I created the blog. I am still going to do

Summer of 2007 – High Five!

One evening in the summer of 2007, I went to the local supermarket to pick up a few things for dinner.  As I walked toward the front canopy, I made eye contact with an older ragged looking man who had just finished speaking to another

The story behind the Blog…

In 1998, I started a personal home page while I was an AOLer.  Over the next few years, I edited the pages to include new ideas and links while deleting some of the old ideas and broken links.  My site moved from AOL to a