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Archive - December 2010

Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy

“Trust the past to Divine Mercy, the present to Divine Love, and the future to Divine Providence.”  St. Augustine    The Past:  It can be very painful to reflect on past failures or digressions, but you need to entrust all of this to God’s infinite...

A Blessed Christmas

A Blessed Christmas

My pastor always wishes us a Blessed Christmas.  When I first heard him say this, I asked him why he doesn’t just say “Merry Christmas” like everyone else. He explained that “merry” suggests fun and frolicking.  It suggests celebration and a party. ...

As long as it takes

As long as it takes

Long ago before the personal computer, in the days when journalism students used typewriters, carbon paper and stubby pencils, a semi-bright young man found himself studying at the nation’s greatest university, The University of Illinois, Urbana...

The Letter and a Healed Heart

“Well she did it! “She wrote the letter!”  The woman sitting across from me looked at me with a strange mixture of joyful excitement and yet with eyes that still beheld some type of unspoken sadness.  At first I just looked at her, trying to...