Useless beauty

A shanty hut with a single (barely affordable) flower in a vase is a victory for Christ and a sign of his new creation.

Being human with St. Francis

Lesser Feasts and Fasts: "Of all the saints, Francis is the most popular and admired, but probably the least imitated; few have attained to his total identification with the poverty and suffering of Christ."

Witnessing

A report from the banks of mighty Gills Creek in Columbia, South Carolina. In the wee hours of Sunday, October 4, my phone's National Weather Service Alert passed along a message I'd never seen before. "Civi... Read More...

Too much stuff

Last year my big brother, Randy, and I met in south Louisiana for the shared task of preparing our mother’s home for sale. Mom had died early on Valentine’s Day, and we agreed to let our grief settle for a few ... Read More...