Category Archives: Presence

Beauty Over And Out Of Ugly

This is a burl. A burl is a rounded knotty growth on a tree, seen by many as an imperfection, and maybe even as a symptom of a disease or the sign of a faulty growth. But in the hands … Continue reading

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Living The Life Of The Spirit

It is theĀ  desert experiences that make possible the beauty of the valley. The small painful moments that prepare us to face the big dramatic ones with courage and fortitude. It is only when we are empty that That God … Continue reading

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Journeying With Mindfulness

To arrive at a destination usually means to level up. Every ending contains the seeds of a new beginning. Each arrival is but the preparation for another departure. I recall my days in the corporate world where the bosses and … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

Who am I? Really? Sometime ago, I wrote this in answer to that question: “As I think of the defining moments in my life, I realize that I can never fully define myself except in relationships with others. One person … Continue reading

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Innocence And Beauty

Children are color blind for all they see are Bundles of joy and laughter with whom They can spend the whole day at play. Children do not care what color your skin is They simply pass away the hours Painting … Continue reading

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One And Done or Work In Progress?

The Resurrection is often seen and interpreted as a ‘one and done’ event. We have all been redeemed by Christ on Calvary. But I think that Redemption is better seen as a ‘work in progress’. That is why we also … Continue reading

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An Easter Story

We just came from the Easter vigil here in our Parish of Saint Lawrence the Martyr. This celebration never fails to inspire and move me. It is the longest rite of the Church but also the most well-attended. It is … Continue reading

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