This could be a high holy day. Angelo Moriondo is credited with the first design of the espresso machine. My life is markedly different (and far more awake) as a result of this man’s ingenuity!
Charles J. Thompson entered this life on January 7, 1939 in Altamont, MO and peacefully left this earth on May 20, 2022 with his family by his side singing his favorite hymns. Charles, along with his mom and brothers and sisters, grew up on a farm in Galatin, MO. They worked the farm growing up,Continue reading “My Dad’s obituary”
This quote from Winn Collier is beautiful and true.
Today is remembered in much of the Church as the “conversion of Paul.” I am working my way through N.T. Wright’s great work, Paul: A Biography. Wright rekindles my love for Paul and his work. Paul was one who caught the vision of a truly new social reality and then worked like crazy to communicateContinue reading “The Feast of the Conversion of Paul”
All it takes is a spark of hope. Be that hope in the New Year.
My Daily Office readings have me in the Book of Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) currently. This is a time I am appreciative of translations like the Common English Bible that help those not so common passages (to me) make more sense.
The fullness of the matter in my study of the Beatitudes is this: I am to ask, “Where is Jesus blessing?” GO THERE. Touch what the Kingdom of God is touching.Bless what the Kingdom of God is blessing. No one is beyond Kingdom blessing.
My greatest example of the magic of trivial conversation came from my late father. He was named “funniest-friendliest person” by the local newspaper in the small Texas county I was born in. Really. That’s a real award. My dad had friends across the political spectrum. He saw a person’s ability to find a moment ofContinue reading “Chat it up with people… what a difference”