Ein Kerem

Friday, September 18, 2020 Written by

They say that once you visit the Holy Land the bible is never the same. I have to admit that after visiting the Holy Land for the first-time last September the Scriptures have a new home in me.

Canned Peaches

Thursday, September 10, 2020 Written by

How are we going to get through this season? Will schools close again? Will the employment rate go up soon? Will I unknowingly give a sweet elderly person COVID-19? Who will be the next president of the US? And since when was the beginning of September so cold? I have no answers to my many anxiety induced questions. What can I say, I think we can all agree that things have gotten a bit tipsy turvy in 2020.

Therefore, I went a little tipsy turvy myself and looked to my past self to seek a little wisdom. A blog I had written in the fall of last year recalled to me a time when unknowns did not govern my every thought. Turns out, I very much needed 2019 me. 2019 me was very calm and helpful. And so it is with frayed hair and my 3rd large coffee of the day that I offer you “Canned Peaches”, a remembrance of days when predictability was a thing and I had the brain space to serenely ponder and make lovely descriptions. Grab a blanket, snuggle up to your hot beverage and enjoy a 2019 reflection on the graces of Autumn...

Making a Spectacle of Myself

Thursday, September 3, 2020 Written by

I’ve worn eyeglasses since the fourth grade, when my teacher observed that I couldn’t read what was written on the chalkboard. Over the nearly half-century since, I’ve lost track of the number of pairs of glasses that I’ve worn. Their history has followed the dictates of fashion and function through the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s and into the current millennium. There have been metal frames and plastic ones; square frames and round ones; large, small, gold, silver, blue, grey, brown and black ones. At various times I’ve sported both clear lenses and tinted lenses.

Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (Song)

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Written by

Join Fr. Deyre in praising God! Click here to listen to Fr. Deyre sing a beautiful rendition of Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (God is Love): 

Sapagkat Ang Diyos Ay Pag-ibig (English direct translation: God is Love)

Love is what inspires
our hearts and souls
It brought our lives
the golden rule and hope


Friday, June 12, 2020 Written by

As we quickly approach the mid point of 2020, and I reflect upon the journey thus far, and the word “change” seems to sum up the days of 2020.   Change seems so much more apparent in 2020 than any other year that I can recall; even though some past years have contained great changes as well.   In these past six months or so, my life’s journey has seen the addition of a baby to our home, the death of 6 loved ones within my little circle of family and friends since the beginning of March, and of course Covid19 which has changed the world and how we do things.  

Longing for the Eucharist

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Written by

Like many of you, I have been in quarantine for upwards of about ten weeks. When things started to heat up, we stopped going to Mass the week before everything closed down, in part because we weren’t sure if one of us was sick. Also in part because we felt that we were risking getting ourselves sick, and we had very recently became almost the sole volunteers for Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals to vulnerable people with little to no mobility. It seems like it’s been ages upon ages since we have been able to go to Mass and receive the Eucharist.

Doing what needs to be done

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Written by

When I was growing up in the ‘70s, there were still a large number of folks around who had lived through the Second World War, as well as the Great Depression before that. In fact, a number of “my elders” would likely have been younger than I am now. Still as a kid, those experiences seemed like a page from the far-distant past, and whenever the older relatives would start reminiscing about that era, it was hard for modern sensibilities to reconcile the hardship and sacrifices they all faced...

The Feast of the Ascension

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Written by

Today out Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven; let our hearts ascend with him. Saint Paul described well what it means to live by and through the power of the ascended Christ: ‘If you have risen with Christ, set your hearts on the things that are above where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God; seek the things that are above, not the things that are on earth.” (Colossians chapter 3, verse1)

I Just Don't Have Enough Time

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Written by

“I just don’t have enough time.”  As a child, time was one thing we seemed to have an abundance of. We waited for Christmas, for birthdays and of course the last day of school to start our summer holidays. Time just seemed to drag on and on....

A little gift from a little fox

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Written by

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”

― Robert Frost

The other day I was riding my bike home from work and I saw a fox. That’s right, a fox in the middle of the day, in the middle of the city. Beautiful, graceful, magical! The kind of thing that makes you feel blessed to have been present. Like the Creator looked upon you with singularity for a moment and offered you a gift, a memory, a treasure that you could carry with you forever....