Spot removal

Most of us know the old adage, “A leopard can’t change its spots.” I feel this is one of those sayings that has many gray areas, or is spotty (yes, pun intended) at best.

Allow …

Gone with the wind

Monday 8 January 2018 — Homeport: Falmouth Harbor — Christmas Season ends today

“Bombogenesis.” I don’t know about you, dear readers, …

Reaping what we’re sowing

Before Christmas, Time magazine named the “Silence Breakers” their 2017 Persons of the Year. Time focused fundamentally on the women who courageously came forward …

Divine renovation

Happy New Year! 

How are those resolutions doing? Resolutions are not always easy to keep, especially if they are unrealistic, but some are absolutely necessary. …

The ‘bitter pill’ of false liberation

A major study published on December 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that hormonal contraception increases the risk of breast cancer for women. …

Let’s not airbrush the season

There is beauty and wonder in the season leading up to the Nativity, and a hushed reverence thereafter. We are called to embrace the God of True Light, Who …

Hoping rather than worrying during Advent

We are now in the blessed season of Advent, when we wait eagerly to receive Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into our hearts on Christmas, as He was born …

Speak Lord, I am listening

The holiday season is behind us and we are quickly reminded that the gloom of winter is in much need of welcoming light and warmth. Yet it is in the silence of winter that we …

A lot of gas

I turned the key in the ignition but nothing happened. I held the gear shift handle firmly with my left hand as instructed and again turned the …

Let yourself be embraced by God

As I parked my car the radio was playing the song, “The Little Drummer Boy.” I walked towards the chapel. I paused at the crèche. I imagined the drummer boy there …

Not spoiled — Blessed!

This is the time of the year that most of us think about getting and giving stuff. We make the list and we check it twice. We don’t want to disappoint …

Living each day in joy and peace

The Christmas celebrations are beginning to wind down. Culturally things wrap up with the New Year’s celebrations on Monday. Liturgically, we will go for another week, but …

The Bible makes me Appy

Happy New Year! 

It is that time of year again where we use this fresh start to try and make ourselves a better person. I saw a commercial the other day that apologized to January …


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