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The 88-Year-Old Twins

Back when I was about 16 years old, my Dad took my brother and I on a backpacking trip to Mt. Hood, in Oregon. Until I wrote that last sentence just now, I had never wondered why it was Mt. 188 more words


The inward and spiritual grace

The following are statements from the Catechism found in the Book of Common Prayer, which was used for centuries by Anglicans around the world.

Catechist. 454 more words


Tales of Germany (Part 1 - Favricio)

I’ve been trying to write this post for over a week now. After being in a foreign land for almost a month you would think it would be easy to spin an epic tale of adventure. 717 more words

Seeing God Differently

How NOT to Spread the Gospel

This memory from my life comes from a yearly retreat for Catholic high schoolers that’s held at a college campus. Three years ago, one of the retreat’s sessions talked about the Four-Point Gospel Message (which I’m quoting from the exclusive booklet I got): 408 more words


Guten Tag – Over to Germany (And hopefully back…)

Sometimes I think about how my blog is less biographical and more “lecturing”, like I’m just shooting out my opinions with no life-event substance. And I regret that some. 521 more words

Stories From My Life

What I’ve learned about Dating (Part 1)

Love is always a risk. It’s never guaranteed because it can only be received as a gift, never taken by force or conjured by sheer will. 747 more words

Stories From My Life

I didn't get the message

Way back when I was still single, some time before 1970, I was living alone in a little Saskatchewan town and running a grain elevator. Well, I wasn’t completely alone — there was a cat sharing the house with me. 374 more words