Faith, Family, and Fatherhood

Fever

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Wednesday September 6th

Luke 4:38-44

Every parent knows the fear that is associated with the word "fever." I have spent plenty of dark hours watching my children grimace and sweat under the weight of a fever. I have prayed and pleaded. I have sat in emergency rooms where it felt like no one really cared about my child.

Too often I take my health and the health of my family for granted. Only when one...

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The tricks of the devil

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Tuesday September 5th

Luke 4:31-37

At a parish mission during Lent the preacher put himself in a difficult position by telling the truth about certain Marian apparitions. He was charitable in his presentation but there were many upset parishioners waiting for him in the parish hall after the mission. The priest had warned that many apparitions, however holy they may seem, may be the work of the...

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Hometown Boy Returns

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Monday September 4th - Labor Day (USA)

Luke 4:16-30

Above the door of the synagogue there should have been a sign that read "Hometown Boy Returns: Show at Noon." Jesus had been working miracles and word had gotten back to his hometown. The people in the synagogue must have been excited and full of anticipation. That is probably why Jesus was asked to read from the scroll even though He is "the son...

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The Sin of Smoking

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Sunday September 3rd - Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Blogs are a great place to confess. I realize there is no chance for absolution here but it feels good to get things "off the chest" as they say. I have what some may consider a bad habit. I like to smoke. Actually, I like to smoke a pipe. In fact I have two pipes and a couple different types of pipe tobacco. I...

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Talent, on loan from God.

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Saturday September 2nd - First Saturday

Matthew 25:14-30

Last night, I once again stood for a while at my back door and watched the sun go down over the hill. The display was absolutely brilliant, as usual. Waves of white clouds seemed to surge over the house and as they drew closer to the hill they were transformed into incredible hues of crimson. As I stood in awe of the design before my eyes I...

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