Monthly Archives: January 2015

Today’s find: Capstone

Today, we mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton—a uniquely American saint, the patron saint of contradiction: ‘famous monk.’

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Today’s find: The passing order

Footnotes and throw-away lines can sometimes be the most fruitful parts of scripture study for me.

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Today’s find: Wonders

You’d think people would be OK with miracles and wonders, but that’s not always the case.

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Today’s find: Hierarchy

I heard the oddest thing from a Roman Catholic bishop this morning: He encouraged me (and about 100 or so fellow parishioners) to develop “a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”

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Today’s find: Poppy seed bagel

My simple breakfast—poppy seed bagel, slathered in cream cheese—stirred up a lovely memory this morning.

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Today’s find: Moving time

We (Gerri and I) spent the early afternoon helping a dear elderly auntie prepare for her second household move in 13 months’ time.

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Today’s find: Princes & paupers

A certain Cardinal is making headlines again, and it has nothing to do with the long-awaited coming of spring training.

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Today’s find: Epiphany

Am I a wise man today, any wiser than I was a year ago on this date?

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