Newborn in the Lap of God

A few months ago, one of the sweet and beautiful nuns (who used to be a NICU nurse) at Christ the Bridegroom, held my baby Simeon. The nuns love all children... but as Sr. Iliana held Simeon, she said, “This is how we are to be! Like a newborn in the lap of Christ!” I knew [...]

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When Silence Stabs

There’s always that one person in the group... the one who says what everyone’s thinking. Throughout my life, that person, many times, has been me. And let me tell you, while many enjoy that they don’t have to be the one to expose truth, they will also oftentimes throw that person who does the truth-telling [...]

Weariness, Politics, and Pink Eye

Remember that one week when everything was going perfectly? Yeah, me neither.  At least not any time recently. Sure, there are good days, but they seem to be more and more isolated as the years march on.... These days, if I look at a typical week, there seem to be enough ups and downs contained [...]