Just Perfect

Yesterday I was thinking about perfection and the way that God demands it. Ironically, when Adam and Eve ate the fruit that would make them “like God” they lost their perfect goodness. Ever since, humanity has balked at God’s desire for perfection in our lives. Or at least, I know I do. Why would God…

True Devotion

This morning I started reading Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. A friend of mine gave it to me when she was cleaning out her bookshelves. I have been looking for something new to read during my devotional time and thought I would give it a chance. Well I’m only a couple pages…

A Letter to Myself as a College Freshman

This semester I am teaching a section of First Year Studies at UPIKE. It is a class that is geared toward helping students transition from high school to college and helping them feel at home on campus. One of their first assignments is to write a letter to themselves that they will turn in this…

Christmas Peeking Through

It normally takes us a week or so to get all the Christmas decorations put up just where we (mostly me) want them. During that time, a crowd of boxes and tubs takes up residence in our guest bedroom. It makes me feel like Christmas is peeking through the cracks, trying to get out into…

A Sonnet to Christ Crucified

A Sonnet to Christ Crucified I am not moved, my God, to love You by the heaven that You have promised me and I am not moved either by hell so feared as the reason to stop offending You. You move me, my Lord, it moves me to see You nailed to a cross and…