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A Christmas Story
Christmas Story 2017

 Once upon a time, in the magical kingdom of The Bronx, there lived a good little boy named Terry, who looked forward to the coming of Santa Claus at Christmas.  Santa would come with presents for good l...

December 18, 2017

 Winter At The Monastery


This is my first winter day in my Trappist monastery where I spend the summers.  There are places in the monastery that lack heat.  These are tough monks.  Toughness is foreign to my personality.  But I am sucking it up and learning to adapt....

December 12, 2017

 Talking To Yourself
If you go to places where there are sermons, have you ever noticed how the preacher is not even remotely talking to where the people are at in their spiritual needs?  Why would this happen so often?  Well, the preacher may have a preconceived idea...

December 5, 2017

 Soldiers For Christ
When I was confirmed as a third grader, I was told that, with Confirmation, I was becoming a soldier for Christ.  Who was I to battle?  The devil?  Where is that?  Years later, I have come to realize that I was indeed a soldier, and my war was with...

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