All tagged friendship

Love not Hate

I’m often asked if people treat me differently now than they had in the past. It’s not as clear as that if I am honest. Some people that were in my life decided to see me as this person that has suddenly become “weird for Jesus” and have become withdrawn, I pray for them every day.

My Peace

I have a weekly phone call with a dear friend of mine, and we dive into all sorts of topics and discussions, and it’s perhaps one of the times I look forward to the most each week. This past week he asked me something along the lines of what my peace is. What a question that was! I’ve been thinking about it ever since he asked me.

Words

As we journey through this first week of Lent, I'd like to take a moment and reflect on the emotional thread that runs through our lives and everything we do. The thing is we tiptoe down this delicate strand and forces all around us push one way or another, so much so that falling is inevitable. So many of us try to throw our balance the other way, talk back, do and say things we don't mean to try and tip the scales, so we don't fall. It rarely ever works, and the fall is often much more painful that it would have been at the outset.

Sunday Reflection V

As we lurch into these summer doldrums and for some of us the grips of boredom set in let us not dip our toes into the pools of complacency but instead we should seek to energize our spirits. Too many of us swim through each day with blinders on and not slowing down enough to take in the things around us. After what I would consider a problematic week I found myself this past Saturday contemplating a way to move the improvement needle for myself this coming week. I sat down and meditated on what made this week particularly harsh and the one thing that rose to the surface every time was that I was going so fast I didn't stop to appreciate the things around me.

Catching Up

I firmly believe that our relationships are what help make our lives enjoyable. Here's this person in front of you that you might know things about but not everything and it's entirely up to them if they want to share more.

A Light in the Dark

My brothers and sisters, you should understand that as long as I live, you will always have a light in the dark, a cabin in the woods with a warm fire and light to protect you from the darkness. I'm still just a text message, email or phone call away and available to you at any time day or night, just say the word, and I'm there. After all, you're my everything, the reason I live.

Sunday Reflection III

As it turns out the Sisters of Divine Providence is the organization that ran St. Vincent's Center, the place where I was adopted from which is now the location of Our Lady of Providence Seminary. I'll let that all sink in for a second before I continue.