My Priest, My Friend


I had never been through it before. And when it came down to that last moment - a moment to say goodbye, I didn't handle it as well as I thought I would. I choked up. With a small line behind me, my two young daughters clinging to my legs, and my wife beside me, I literally began to cry as I said goodbye. Father Michael Reding, my parish priest, was leaving. And it wasn't easy for me. Father's departure was not completely unexpected. In fact, he had been with our church for a longer period than … [Read more...]

Serendipity with a Source


ser·en·dip·i·ty /ˌserənˈdipitē/ "The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way: 'a fortunate stroke of serendipity'"-----------------In 2001, I found myself mesmerized by a witty, creative romantic comedy starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. The movie was simply called "Serendipity". It was a charming yarn about a 'love-at-first-sight' encounter between characters Jon and Sara. It begins as a classic "chance" romantic encounter. A last pair … [Read more...]