Born … to Rise Above


Second Sunday in Ordinary Time When I was growing up, I always hoped that the future path before me would be made unmistakably clear, that I would come to know, understand and accept… Continue reading

A Star Beckons


Epiphany Every time I return from visiting family, I marvel at how far we’ve come.  I can admit there were times we didn’t always enjoy being together.  We were never totally outrageous like… Continue reading

God’s Mom


Mary, Mother of God What is the one thing about your mother you would treasure forever in your heart?  Is it a photograph or a piece of jewelry, the memory of her voice… Continue reading

Happy Birthday!


Christmas Vigil Mass, Christmas Mass at Midnight, Christmas Mass at Dawn, Christmas Mass during the Day A blessed Christmas to all … and may the grace of this holy season so infuse our… Continue reading

God at Home Among Us


Fourth Sunday of Advent I have been a resident of Waynesboro now for five and a half years. The longest I lived anywhere before was 6 years in Rocky Mount VA in Franklin… Continue reading

He is Among You


Third Sunday of Advent It happens every election cycle.  Those in office will claim they are doing the best they can, and that given more time they will do even better still.  Those… Continue reading

Surprised by God


Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary A good number of us don’t particularly like surprises.  For certain, it’s much easier to be on the giving end of a surprise than to be… Continue reading

When the Time is Right


Second Sunday of Advent Do we know how to wait?  And just because circumstances in the past have forced us to wait doesn’t mean we know how.  We’ve all waited at the airport,… Continue reading

Do-Overs, Reboots & Second Chances


First Sunday of Advent I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving holiday with your families. I thoroughly enjoyed having my family here this year. They all arrived late Wednesday, and the last… Continue reading

Christian Gratitude


Thanksgiving Day Thankfulness, I read somewhere, is not an innate quality in human beings.  We have to teach children to say “thank you” to the nice lady for the piece of candy –… Continue reading

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