Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 356 TB 6:10-11; 7:1BCDE, 9-17; 8:4-9A PS 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 MK 12:28-34 When Julie and I first got married I had no idea what a Sacrament was.   Growing up in the mountains of Virginia I had never heard that word usedContinue Reading

When I first got out on my own life was pretty good.   I was working a job at minimum wage.  I had my own place.  My own car.  I had a phone, internet, and food in the fridge.  Then I got a job making twenty five dollars a dayContinue Reading

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart;and you will find rest for yourselves.For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.– Jesus In my teens I attended an evangelical church that taught that these words meant that we were free toContinue Reading

A Reflection on the daily readings for Monday, June 20th, 2016. 2 Kings 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18Psalm 60The Gospel According to Matthew 7:1-15 My mother and dad were good to me growing up.  Father’s day reminded me of that.  To look back and see exactly what it was like growing up.Continue Reading

A reflection on the readings for June 16, 2016. Sirach 48:1-14Psalm 97Gospel of Matthew 6:7-15 In this mornings first reading we see a list of all the amazing things that Elijah and Elisha did in their earthly lifetimes.  From raising to dead to controlling the elements, we see these menContinue Reading

In today’s first reading we see that King David had it all.   He was rich.  Powerful.  Handsome.   He had an entire kingdom at his beck and call. Not just that, but God was on his side.  If we were to put it in terms of today’s society, David’sContinue Reading

I’ve written before about the time I went to the state and international science fair.  That year I put a ton of effort into that project. I practiced what I was going to say.   I memorized sections of code to be able to explain them to the judges withoutContinue Reading