Art All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Last week was busy, to put it mildly! All the humans were sick with a nasty cold. To make matters even more complicated, our 11-year-old cat, who is normally the resilient one in our merry band, got very sick! Not eating, not drinking, limp tail, no energy… you name it, he had it! We were …

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Art The Skull at the Foot of the Cross

The Skull at the Foot of the Cross

The Passion is one of the most important moments to us, as Christians, in the gospel. After all, it is the moment in which Christ offers up Himself as a sacrifice for us! There are a lot of little moments that occur across scripture that foretell of the Passion, a lot of details in all …

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Art Seven and Seventy-Seven Times

Seven and Seventy-Seven Times

What can I say? St. Peter is that guy that you got to love! After all, he asks all those dumb questions that you’ve always wanted to ask Jesus, but were too afraid to ask them yourself! Take last Sunday’s readings, for example… Who hasn’t had those sorts of thoughts or wondered St. Peter’s question? …

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Art Jacob’s Ladder

Jacob’s Ladder

During a recent road trip in which I probably didn’t bring enough music to last us (and by probably, I mean definitely) we stumbled on to this charming country song by Mark Wills on one of the random CDs that I brought! We liked it a lot! It’s a sweet love story about a two …

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Art Christ Descends Into Hell

Christ Descends Into Hell

A couple of days ago, just as we were experiencing a tiny heatwave up here in Washington State, I saw a church which had a sign saying, “Think it’s hot now? Got God?” I was admittedly amused… after all, summer weather over here in Western Washington is normally very moderate and sunny with lovely blue …

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Art Thanking God in Times of Disaster

Thanking God in Times of Disaster

Thank God! It looks as if the floodwaters that caused so much grief in Texas are finally subsiding. Harvey, now just a tropical storm, is going off to dump more rain on other places… and now? It’s time to take a deep breath and thank God. It may sound crazy to give thanks to God, …

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Art The Floodwaters Subside

The Floodwaters Subside

I, like many Americans, am just stunned looking at the images that are coming from the floods at Texas. It’s just… incredibly scary some of the images that are coming out. And to read tweets from people who are stranded in or on top of their homes with their families? That’s just hard. Yes, I …

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Art The Canaanite Woman

The Canaanite Woman

Wow. What a strange gospel there is today! Sometimes, we can get so used to Jesus being that kind and gentle messiah that when He speaks like this, it shatters our perception of Jesus and makes us rethink about who He really is. Just look at that gospel! It’s a doozy, isn’t it? Now! Before …

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Art A Taste of Paradise

A Taste of Paradise

It’s that time again! Time for a little break from the usual routines of life. Time to see new things and have new experiences. Time to take a deep breath and relax. Time for… vacation! Preparing for vacation when you have very young children, mind you, is not that relaxing. My children are cranky (wait …

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