Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sharing God's Love

I came upon this window yesterday while doing my rounds in the Canton/Fells Point area of Bawlmer (that's Baltimore for you non-locals).

At first it just gave me a little smile, and I did the sign of the cross as I said a quick thanksgiving. Looking closer, I read the words written on a little card at the foot of the statue of our Lord, and I smiled again . . .and wept.

How beautiful the heart of one who would open their humble little window to remind folks that they are each the apple of God' eye.

How true the statement, and the need for us all to remind each other of this truth.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009


“It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God
as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes
to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.”
Frederick Buechner

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Between Heaven and Hell


From the first time I read Dr. Peter Kreeft's "Between Heaven and Hell", and every time since, I always pictured it as a play (with me playing Lewis of course).

Combining logical argument with literary imagination, Kreeft uses a dialogue between C.S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley (all of whom died within hours of each other) to investigate the claims of Christ.

Friday, September 18, 2009

What a husband should say . . .Everyday

I have taken you in my arms,
I prefer you to my life itself,
For I love you, I love you.

And my most ardent dream is
To spend my days in such a way
To be near you, to be near you.

And this present life is nothing,
Without knowing that we're loving,
I am here to live for you,
Yes here to live with you.
For I love you.

I have taken you in my heart,
I prefer you to all else
Because I love you.

And together we in prayer
Beseech the blessing
We will share, I love you.

I place your love above all things,
Nothing would be more bitter to me
Than to be of a different mind than you,
Than to be of a different mind.

I place your love above all things,
Nothing would be more painful to me
Than to be of a different heart than you,
Than to be of a different heart.
I love you.

And this present life is nothing,
Without knowing that we're loving,
I am here to live for you, here to live with you.
For I love you. I love you.

I place your love above all things,
Nothing would be more bitter to me
Than to be of a different mind than you,
Than to be of a different mind.

I place your love above all things,
Nothing would be more painful to me
Than to be of a different heart than you,
Than to be of a different heart.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

In Christ's Peace

I remember listening to this tune when my friend John left us, and again when my mother fell asleep a few months later.

"I write clever words on paper
I sometimes think i dont belive at all
I've never felt so fake
so false
I'm such a liar
I couldnt even look him in the eyes"

Since, I have added the face of my father, a friend's mother and child, my aunt, another friend's brother, my boss's father, etc., when I hear this song. Today, I add my friend Ralph to these images in my brain that this song paints, leading me to pray for all mentioned.

"It made me feel so empty
collapsing on some dirty bathroom floor
and isn't it just like me to mourn his passing breath
when he will never suffer anymore

and i sing of faith but his was true and fierce
and I will miss him

the angels wings will cover you tonight
press your head against the breast of Christ

May the souls of the faithful departed Rest in Peace

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Memorial Service for Slain Pro-Life Hero

OWOSSO, Mich., Sept. 15 ( - Hundreds of friends and family of Jim Pouillon are expected to gather to pray and remember the life and work of the slain pro-life activist on Wednesday. A public memorial service for Pouillon is scheduled to be held at Willman Football Stadium in Owosso, Michigan, beginning at 1:00pm.

Still waiting for the Abortion Pres to condemn the murder as he did with that of the recent abortion doctor.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hope for my un-Hope

"One thing alone I know - that according to our need, so will be our strength. One thing I am sure of, that the more the enemy rages against us, so much the more will the Saints in Heaven plead for us; the more fearful are our trials from the world, the more present to us will be our Mother Mary, and our good Patrons, and Angel Guardians; the more malicious are the devices of men against us, the louder cry of supplication will ascend from the bosom of the whole Church to God for us. We shall not be left orphans; we shall have within us the strength of the Paraclete, promised to the Church and to every member of it."
John Henry Newman

"God is truly love, and I am truly loved by God,
still, it has been such a long time since I tasted the joy of this truth
and than I receive the Eucharist"

The Lord GOD opens my ear that I may hear;
and I have not rebelled,
have not turned back.
I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;
my face I did not shield
from buffets and spitting.

The Lord GOD is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face like flint,
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
He is near who upholds my right;
if anyone wishes to oppose me,
let us appear together.
Who disputes my right?
Let that man confront me.
See, the Lord GOD is my help;
who will prove me wrong?



A little un-Anniversary tune for the day
"I never realized the passing hours of evening showers
A slip noose hanging in my darkest dreams
I'm strangled by your haunted social scene
Just a pawn out-played by a dominating queen

It's four o'clock in the morning
listen to me good
I'm sleeping with myself tonight
Saved in time,
thank God my music's still alive

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pro-Life Activist Gunned Down

OWOSSO, Michigan, September 11, 2009 ( - Jim Pouillon, the pro-life activist shot and killed outside a high school in Owosso Friday morning, is being remembered today by friends as a peaceful and dedicated defender of the unborn. Those who knew him say that, in the face of the frequent physical harassment and death threats aimed at him for his pro-life work, the veteran pro-lifer always responded with charity.

Sadly, unlike with Dr. Tiller, our Abortion President has not made a comment or expressed his outrage, nor have most Pro-abortion groups, at the gunning down of a man in a wheelchair.

Granted, we are still waiting to here the suspect's possible motive,which the media seems to be less than interested (or maybe afraid) in finding.

Pray, pray, and pray!

Sacred Arts & Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft, will be giving a talk today on the
"The Power of Beauty in the Sacred Arts"
at St. Mary's in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Sadly, I won't be there (don't venture to that part a town), but wanted to let any of you folks in a hundred mile radius know, as he is a brilliant mind and amazing speaker.
His talk coincides with the 7th Annual Alexandria Festival of the Arts, only a few blocks from the church.

Join us Saturday, September 12th to hear Dr. Peter Kreeft speak about: "The Power of Beauty in the Sacred Arts."

Opening Reception at 7pm. Talk at 7:30pm The Lyceum at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 313 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA. Seating will be limited to 125 people.

Peter Kreeft, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy at Boston College and at the King's College (Empire State Building), in New York City. He is a regular contributor to several Christian publications, is in wide demand as a speaker at conferences, and is the author of over 45 books.

Raffle tickets will be available at the door for a limited edition signed giclee print by Anthony Visco entitled: The Agony in the Garden. 1 for $20 or 3 for $50. All proceeds will benefit The Foundation for Sacred Arts.

Hosted by St. Mary's Catholic Church and The Mary Martha Guild.

His similar lecture is available online .

Friday, September 11, 2009

Truth in Advertising

If truth in advertising laws only applied to the abortion industry.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Word up

"What am I?
I am myself a word spoken by God.
Can God speak a word that does not have any meaning?
...I cannot discover my "meaning"
if I try to evade the dread
which comes from
first experiencing my meaninglessness!"
Thomas Merton

Monday, September 7, 2009

Shirt I'd like to see

or what I pray Luther said to God.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

When life is in discord

August evenings bring solemn warnings
To remember to kiss the ones you love goodnight
You never know what temporal days may bring
So laugh, love, live free and sing
When life is in discord
Praise ye the Lord!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Welcome home sisters!

"As sect ordains women and gays,
Catonsville sisters become Catholic"
reads the heading for a Baltimore Sun article on 10 Episcopal nuns "movin' on up"
(oh, my bad, that's sista not sister).
Knowing the passion of us converts and witnessing some of the extreme liberalism here in Bawlmer, I am even more happy to see this.

Love beats sin . . . always!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009