Deacon Michael

March 19, 2015

A Jarful of Prayers

Tonight I walked into Kool Beanz Cafe, the coffee shop a few blocks from home, for an end-of-day coffee. Victoria, the owner, pointed out a jar on […]
February 18, 2015

Lent 2015

Today, Ash Wednesday, begins our season of penance and fasting. My wife Suzanne has been asking, and I’ve been pushing myself, on “What I’m going to do […]
February 10, 2015

Step by step with God

I smiled this morning when I read Jon Acuff’s post, Stop trying to make “perfect decisions. I immediately thought of how I’ve been living the discernment […]
November 25, 2014

As Ferguson Burned

“If you want peace work for justice.” – Pope Paul VI I didn’t sleep well last night. As I tried, buildings and cars in a city […]
October 20, 2014

Focus for the week? Love.

Often on a Monday morning (or over a weekend), I’ll spend some time considering the “Biggest Rock” I want to focus on in my work week […]
October 17, 2014
God’s Wheat
“I am God’s wheat, and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts, so that I may become the pure bread of Christ.” […]
October 17, 2014

Give to God [29th Sunday, Year A]

“Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” – Matthew 22:21b Pay to the world what is the world’s, and to […]
October 13, 2014

North Star: Steady and Consistent

This morning on an early morning flight, I opened the window shade just as we started our descent to land. It was early in the morning, […]
October 10, 2014

Prayers for the Start of a Journey

For more than ten years – since I re-met my wife, started dating her, realized my vocation to marriage with her, and started a family with […]