Crucible of Faith

Earlier this month I wrote: Just enough. This is a sequel. The reason I am writing this sequel is that I need to expound somewhat on the “suffering” aspect of that post. Although you might think that there would be increased confidence in relying on Divine Providence, there is a lag time between when the …

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A Guide for Confession

As someone who hasn’t been to Confession in nearly 2 months or so, due to a change in my job schedule which has me working on Saturdays, (the most popular time for the Sacrament), I am posting this for other readers who are thinking of going to Confession (but are fearful – it’s not so …

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Happiness from People, Places and Things

A realization came to me at work a few weeks ago. I transferred to a new place within my company, and I had been undergoing a somewhat painful transition. I was wondering about why we have to endure certain things. I know I’ve written a great number of times about the need to accept suffering …

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Hey… Dad?…. you wanna have a catch?

Ray: “(choking back tears) Hey… Dad?…. you wanna have a catch?” Dad: “I’d like that…” Field Of Dreams: catch.mp3 (Via MovieWavs Page.) That line and scene from the “Field of Dreams” movie always gets to me. My father is dead, and I’ll never play catch with him again (unless we meet again in Heaven). Playing …

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Upon discovering Truth

You can make a cucumber into a pickle, but you cannot make that pickle back into a cucumber again. Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts” and “The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics”

Gratitude: Wanting what you have

One of my least favorite 12 Step meeting topics is “gratitude”. Not that I am not grateful for anything in sobriety, for I have plenty to be grateful for. My main issue whenever this topic is brought up is that quite often the attendees just launch into a list of the things they are grateful …

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Nightly prayer for the next day

“Lord, grant that I be treated tomorrow the way I treated others today.” Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts” and “The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics”

Just enough

Quite often over the past few years I have been given lessons by God Himself on the importance of trusting in Him and His Providence. “Divine Providence” is basically God taking care of you. It does NOT mean that you pray for something and “BOING!” you get it. How you obtain what you need (not …

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