good to meet you

Over 4 ft. green-apple gum-ropes and fireball candies.

That’s how we met.

Mid 1970’s during a high-school baseball game at a snack stand.

Every game thereafter we’d saunter down to the snack stand together during the 7th inning stretch.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

A lot of time has passed since then and our friendship has branched out from the ball park accompanying our shared faith & family life.

How truly blessed we are to have such a long-lasting friendship together.

Where candy continues to (still) be included!

Here’s to another great year together, dear friend!

(Isn’t it wonderful???? No one can believe how old you are.)

A friend loves at all times.

Proverbs 17:17

Which friend do you need to remind how much you love them?

hugs n’ blessings to all those celebrating life-long friendships!

Father knows best

Have you ever had a moment when you’ve cried out for help?

When you’ve been so burnt out by a medical or life crisis that you’ve sought guidance?

I think deep down we believe it would be easier to deal with our problems by ourself, rather than going to God. To use our own coping methods rather than seeking his guidance.

That’s called humanness.

However, we can’t hide from God. He knows our heart better than anyone else, as every good Father does.

This is why we can humbly go to Him, in awe of the great forgiveness he offers for seeking to figure out things on our own – before coming to Him.

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 12:12
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inexhaustible riches

“It is impossible to deny the crisis of division and widespread confusion that characterizes the Church in our day. Nor can anyone who loves the Church ignore the strong theological undercurrents that Dr. Martin identifies in his book, currents that try to separate what cannot be legitimately divided: pastoral charity from revealed truth.”

Bishop Scott McCaig, C.C. Military Ordinary of Canada -As a review for the book: A Church in Crisis, Pathways Forward

Bishop McCaig is right.

We cannot deny the crisis of division & widespread confusion that exists in our Church today.

Some would say “to question this” is a lack of obedience.

I would counter to say that “to not question” what goes against Scripture & Church doctrine is a complete lack of trust in God.

Because God is not a liar.

I have always been a rule-follower. I also consider myself to be extremely obedient; especially within the teachings of the Church, and I plan to continue living my life in this very same manner.

However, to deny that I and countless other faithful Catholics – nay Christians – are not confused would be a flagrant lie.

And remember: I. Hate. Lies.

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