Fish Fry

Your justice I have not hidden in my heart; your faithfulness and your salvation I have spoken of; I have made no secret of your kindness and your truth in the vast assembly. Psalm 40:11 Friday night approaches. In a few minutes my husband and I will head to Chicago for a fish fry. We … Continue reading

If Necessary, Walk Away…

You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always oppose the Holy Spirit; you are just like your ancestors. Which of the prophets did your ancestors not persecute? Acts 7:51-52 As Easter approaches, I am extremely busy, fatigue is setting in and my “people skills” are being tested to the nth degree. Still, I … Continue reading


For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. John 3:17 Over the course of the year, I assist in planning our parish reconciliation services. Guilt-ridden people that we are, we all need to be told that we are forgiven at … Continue reading


The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. Psalm 34:19 Recent planning for our Holy Week liturgies included a discussion of Pope Francis’s celebration of Holy Thursday last year. Francis reenacted Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet just as many of our churches do each year. Francis’s … Continue reading

More About God’s Love

Throughout Lent 2015 -and I hope always- I concern myself most with God’s love. It is not that I feel particularly deserving of Divine Affection. The truth is that I sometimes find myself running from God’s embrace because I am unsure of what to do with it. If I acknowledge God’s love, I must acknowledge … Continue reading