God Reveals Himself to Us, Day by Day – Continued

“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”  Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo While University Hospital was my professional home for over 25 years, I believed God’s plan for my life required continued growth, and greater earning capacity to take care of my family. […]

God Reveals Himself to Us, Day by Day – Part III

Jumping ahead a few years, to 1990, I recall Stephanie calling me to come to Radiology at University.  She was there for a sonogram, with some unusual results.  Expecting to see a new baby on the way, there were two little ones showing on the sonogram images.  I came to Radiology to see our twins […]

God Reveals Himself to Us, Day by Day – Part II

When I began working as a Pharmacy Tech at University Hospital, I was told I needed to buy a lab coat. At that time, even minor expenses could be challenging. My manager, Isaac “Ike” Henderson, sensed the need, and gave me one of his worn coats, which was too big for me, but covered the […]

God Reveals Himself to Us, Day by Day

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”. Matthew 18:3 After leaving the minor seminary when I was 17, I always had this sense that there was an unfilled spiritual vocation. A few years after my mother passed away, when I was I in […]

Confidence that Defies Reason!

“He told them: ‘Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt”. Luke 9: 3 When I was 21, my life was unfolding before me, day by day. I was knocking on doors, making cold calls as an agent with Met Life, thinking I could convince people twice my […]

New – “In Spite of Our Weakness, God Still Loves Us!”

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” John 10: 10 One of the challenges some people have in responding to organized religion is a concern that they have got to “get right” with God to have any prosperity in this world and a good life in the hereafter. Many […]

New – Labor Day Reflection

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store way in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matthew 6:26-27 I recall a Labor Day more […]

Faith Must be Taught and Caught

“Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life within you” (John 6: 53). I received a text a few weeks back from a nephew who was struggling with his faith in God, wondering if was more up to him than God, to make his way […]

Don’t Give in to Doubts and Fears

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). Among the most highly prescribed medications are those treating anxiety or depression. It appears that so many depend on pharmaceuticals to get them through the day. Underlying much of the sadness of disappointments or fear of the “what if’s” of life is a […]

The Seven Gifts Depicted in Stained Glass at St. Mary on the Hill Church: Part 7 – Fear of the Lord

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul.  Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28). We end this series on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, as depicted in stained glass behind the main altar at St. Mary of the […]