Discernment

Deacon Blog                                                                                                 Aug 2,2020  Discernment A while back someone asked me about discernment, not so much about a specific issue but the process. They had an important decision to make and wanted to make sure they were engaging with the Holy Spirit to do the right thing.

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All for One, One for All

Deacon Blog                                                                                                 June 7, 2020  All for one and One for All I think most of us remember Alexander Dumas’ classic novel, The Three Musketeers.  What I remember was the intimacy and devotion of the three musketeers to each other and their purpose. Their motto says it

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LENT 2.0

Deacon Blog                                                                  March 29, 2020  LENT 2.0 What a turn of events this Lent has produced. Last year it was the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. It’s beginning to reflect a journey of suffering and heartache. Whether our anxiety is warranted or self-inflicted, it is

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Fasting

    Deacon Blog                                                              March 15, 2020  Fasting Just a short follow-up to my last blog, a point I wanted to make is that even our fully human Savior experienced a prayerful moment of anguish in the garden. I struggle to think this was the only such conversation

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Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving

    Deacon Blog                                                              March 1, 2020  Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving A cute antidote I’ve heard for living a full and happy life is to “slide into heaven sideways in a cloud of dust”, completely worn out and proudly exclaiming “WooHoo!!, what a ride”. It sounds fun but

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