Before I Die

Winter found a man that wasn’t goin’ no where.   Raised hell with him and ten kids.   Old now, the man gone, kids grown, mostly alone, Winter considered her life, considered the locked doors,… Read More »Before I Die


This poem reflects Mary’s experience of going to the tomb as it is portrayed in two resurrection stories in John’s gospel (John 20:1-10 and John 20:11-18).  The first passage is proclaimed in the Sunday Readings… Read More »RESURRECTION


Divorce Friday Of all the Fridays, seriously, of all the Fridays it had to be Good Friday. The papers arrived. Certificate of Divorce   Death. Laid on the table, the death / divorce certificate, all… Read More »communion

God Does

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.  At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God,… Read More »God Does

Emotional Tombs

So Jesus, perturbed again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay across it.Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” (John 11:38-39) Can it be true?!? It would be nice if this… Read More »Emotional Tombs


By the rivers of Babylon – there we sat down and wept when we remembered Zion.  On the willows there we hung up our harps. (Psalm 137: 1) We sometimes confuse God’s unconditional love with… Read More »Disillusionment

Catching Faith

Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one… Read More »Catching Faith


Photo from Image by WikimediaImages  After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.  He was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and… Read More »Lent