May, Mary, and the Rosary

I must confess I love the month of May. I vividly can recall the smell the fragrant lilacs in bloom in our next door neighbor’s yard when I lived in my childhood home.  Their shrubs were directly under our kitchen window, so the scent of these aromatic blooms could not be missed.  As I exited …

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When You Hear Hoofbeats, Think Horses Not Zebras

I must confess, I am a huge fan of the medical mystery genre whether reading about these in print or watching these on television.  The phrase, “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras,” is often quoted in the medical world, and was coined in the late 1940s by Dr. Theodore Woodward. It was meant …

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Consistent Inconsistency

I must confess, I struggle to pray consistently.  I can relate to Mike Yaconelli when he writes in his book, Messy Spirituality, that the only constant in his spiritual life is his inconsistency.  What's so important in my life that I can't get a regular prayer routine going?  When things are going rough I seem to ALWAYS …

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