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The Spirituality of…Surfing? Finding God in the Waves

“You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown where feet may fail.  And there I find You in the mystery.  In oceans deep, my faith will stand.” There are many times and places in our lives where one is able to encounter Christ.  The most obvious are places where Christ and spirituality are […]

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Holy Saturday: Would Our Eyes Have Been Open?

What it would have been like to be alive on this weekend, more than two thousand years ago? Would I have known what was taking place? When he was suffering, making his way to Calvary, bloody and broken, the cross on his shoulder, did passersby catch a glimpse of the procession and have an inkling […]

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Mary Lost Her Son

Today, Good Friday, is the most solemn day of the year in the Christian household. At 3:00 in the afternoon, Jesus died for our sins. For me, I always knew that Jesus was the Savior and that he had to die for my sins and I knew how he died.  But as I got older […]

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Holy Thursday: He Was Who He Was

Last summer, when I was a counselor at a Catholic summer camp, my fellow counselors and I held a foot washing service on the second night of session.  All of upper middle quad (cabins 8, 9, and 10) piled into cabin nine, numbering about three dozen campers in total.  We read them the same scripture […]

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Jesus Did What?!

Jesus was angry at one point in the Gospels.  Yes.  Angry. Today, we can get angry at the smallest things: the ATM not working when you need cash, having to go out when it is raining and you get soaked, not getting the right order at McDonald’s…you get the idea. But is any of that […]