CATHOLIC SHOES: Wear ‘Em With Pride

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...]

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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...]

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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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