CATHOLIC SHOES: Wear ‘Em With Pride

Catholic Shoes

You can always recognize the Catholic women on Ash Wednesday, sure enough. They’re the ones going around with Big Black Smudges on their foreheads.But here’s a little tip to help you spot a Catholic in the crowd the rest of the year: Look at her shoes.I’m not much of a fashion plate. Oh, my closet is full, sure enough—but that’s because I HATE to shop and so I save EVERYTHING. That sweater from 10 years ago? Who knows when I’ll have a new suit, and I’ll need a turquoise shell again. The b … [Read more...]

LENT IS ENDING. I HAVE FAILED.

So here we are in the home stretch.  The six weeks of Lent, during which I was going to become a new creation, are winding down.  Christ is in the tomb, and we look to His rising on Sunday morning. I have failed.  Again.I was going to pray more; but too many evenings, I communed with the TV or the computer instead.I was going to fast from sweets and overcome my love affair with processed foods; I gained a few pounds, instead.I was going to work harder, focus on my responsibilities, max … [Read more...]

A LITTLE INSPIRATION FOR THESE LAST DAYS OF LENT

An old friend of mine, Michael Jayson, sent me this video recently, and I know you’ll love it, too!  Michael and I worked together in the ‘80s at Christian station WMUZ in Detroit.  We once broadcast live from The Palace of Auburn Hills, which was presenting a performance of “Young Messiah” with an ensemble of well-known Christian recording artists.  Later, Michael and I were colleagues again at the University of Detroit Mercy.  Anyway, here—singing from the Third Part of Handel’s “Messiah,” the … [Read more...]


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