I think it is safe to say that 2020 has been a year of chaos in many respects. Uncertainty has lingered through the air for most of the year. We are running from a virus that we cannot see, yet its effects are devastating. We have all been impacted this year. Some of us have… Read More Love Through The Chaos
There is not much to say that has not been said. People are dying at alarming rates. Jobs are being lost every second. People are stuck in apartments, houses, and other countries. The world is spinning in a wild confusion. Wedding plans are up in the air. Churches have been locked for weeks. Streets are… Read More Trust Anyway
It is both a terrifying reality and a wondrous opportunity when we come to know that we are flammable. Everyday we have the capability of burning with love and kindness or with destruction and hate. We can choose to carry a fire that spreads ferociously into the hearts of those we love. This flame eradicates… Read More You Are Flammable
I was driving back home from a day of working in the hospital. The 45 minute commute is a time where I can relax and focus on the tasks ahead of me. All of a sudden, I get a call. My radio lights up with a number that is from the surrounding area. Oh, maybe… Read More Spam Thoughts
Lately, I have been on my surgery rotation for medical school. This is a unique rotation because I am given the opportunity to observe many different procedures. Sometimes I can even “scrub in”, which is medical jargon for assisting the surgeon. At the start of my day, I go to the locker room and don… Read More When is their surgery?
This morning I was sitting in Church when the music started. This means that the priest is coming into the Church and the Mass is starting. I never usually notice the music. It provides a beautiful backdrop to the worship, but because it does not change much it is not something my mind wanders towards.… Read More The Organist with One Arm
Today, I was at the beach reading. The theme “Following God’s will” has been on my mind a lot lately. After quite some time the heat of the day came. I usually enjoy going in the waves, but today I was not really feeling it. However, when at the beach, you got to do what… Read More Let the waves carry you
The Carthusian religious order’s motto goes something like this… As the world spins, the cross stands firm. Today I am going to change it up a bit. As your mind spins, the cross stands firm. When everything does not make sense. When you feel like the word confused doesn’t even do it justice. When you… Read More The mind spins, the cross stands firm.
Yesterday I read the quote, “It wasn’t nails that held Jesus to the cross but love.” The truth is: God loves you with an infinite love. He died for you. He died for you. Let me repeat that: God died for you. Most days the truth is hard to swallow. We may strive in our… Read More Faith is not Feelings
You go into your freezer and pull out that ice cream you have been waiting to eat all day. You grab a spoon from the drawer, open the lid, and dive right into the pint. Yet, the ice cream is as hard as a rock. You keep trying but you are just getting ice cream… Read More Microwave Moments