The Importance of Wallowing In Lousiness

“Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.” ― Victor Hugo I’m brooding. Thank God Catholics get to brood. I can’t imagine going to a church right now that would ask me to sing happy rainbow songs with a giant screen and […]

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The Joy of Christ or Why I Was Such A Mess At Mass

On the Beach at Night Alone by Walt Whitman (1819-1892) On the beach at night alone, As the old mother sways her to and fro singing her husky song, As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes and of the future. A vast similitude interlocks all, […]

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Sinchronicity and Cowboy Caviar— Giving Up On Control

“Though we can’t always see it at the time, if we look upon events with some perspective, we see things always happen for our best interests. We are always being guided in a way better than we know ourselves.” — Swami Satchidananda syn·chro·nic·i·ty/ˌsiNGkrəˈnisitē/ Yesterday I was planning  for the Mexican themed dinner party I was having […]

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The Bright Side of the Dark Side or The Hostess With The Mostess

I want to tell you a dark little secret of mine: about half way through the week I get excited that Sunday is coming when I get to attend Mass and eat the flesh and drink the blood… of Christ. What do you think about that morose vampire loving, all black wearing, twilight reading goths […]

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Have Need Will Follow

One of my greatest challenges as a “baby Catholic” is to have the courage to proclaim my faith. It isn’t easy for me as I feel somewhat like a hypocrite after so many years spent looking down on people who “needed” religion. I used to see it all as a sort of hocus-pocus brain washing […]

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Just Another Vision From God

My road to Catholicism stage one: Just Another Vision From God In my post Foraging Squirrel, I talked about having a “vision from God – that was kind of like the Blue’s Brother’s but without the back flips.” It has been fifteen years since my vision and I am only now comfortable with calling it […]

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