Walking without shoes: an annual pilgrimage to Big Bend National Park

Chisos Mountain basin

This past June, my family and I embarked on our annual trip to Big Bend National Park, located deep in the trans-Pecos region of Texas.

A theology of gift and grandparents

grandmother knitting with granddaughter

Grandparents rank among the best gift-givers.

Some good news

newspapers on porch

Ready for some good news?

Let us lectio: responsibility of discipleship

painting of old men

In the parable of the talents, at face value, the master’s rebuke to the lazy servant seems excessively harsh. 

Racing through Ordinary Time


Recently – when it was still July – a friend sent me a text from the supermarket with a photo of a Halloween candy display in the aisle.