Browsing the 2019 archive of Deacon Wilson's Wisdom

Epiphany Moments

Posted by Penny Haney on 12/26/19

Epiphany Moments

   Based on ancient tradition, the wise men, whose coming we celebrate today [January 5, 2020], were of three different generations. Casper was thought to be a very young man, Balthazar was middle aged, and Melcher was a senior citizen. There is no actual historical evidence to ... Read More »

The Gift of Family

Posted by Penny Haney on 12/20/19

Another Christmas has come and gone. The gifts have been opened, the meals eaten, the visitors vanished, and quiet has descended upon us as we remember that Jesus is here with us now and forever. He is involved with us, and remembering his presence in our lives allows us ... Read More »

Advent Conversion

Posted by Penny Haney on 12/18/19

   Another Advent has begun. We will follow the same routine, sing the same Advent hymns and listen to the same Advent Scriptures.  We will decorate our homes and assemble our stable scenes.  We will be sure that all our decorations are in their usual places, and arrange our ... Read More »

Kingdom Come!

Posted by Penny Haney on 12/18/19

Our Gospel today pays John an extremely impressive compliment. Jesus says of him: “Among those born of women, there is none greater than John the Baptist.” That is a remarkable claim. John was greater than Alexander who conquered the world, greater than Abraham the father of Israel, even greater ... Read More »

Holy Hospitality

Posted by Janice Schmidbauer on 8/22/19

   Some people are just hospitable by nature.  They have the knack of making you feel welcome. My grandmother was such a person who warmly welcomed everyone to her home.  She always set an extra place at the dinner table, and everyone knew why.  In her Irish simplicity, she ... Read More »

NEIGHBORS ALL

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   We live in a world where being Responsible for others is always a challenge, because we are often tempted to say: “It is not my child, not my community, not my problem.” While many continue to ignore responsibility, others see the need and respond.  Fred Rogers, the director ... Read More »

SAVVY TRAVELERS

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

     Savvy travelers consult experts before beginning their journeys.  They utilize a variety of travel aids such as guidebooks, maps, charts and schedules that help provide them with worry-free travel.  Armed with tips, recommendations and cautions, these savvy travelers are prepared to enjoy journeys filled with many pleasant ... Read More »

THE CALL

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

    Gone are the days when mom or dad would call their child home with a hearty yell from the front porch.  Our 21st century parental calling efforts are simply a call or text from our cell phone, a device that everyone seems to have handy.  However we ... Read More »

LIFE GIVING FOOD

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying: ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” [Luke 22:19]  With these words, Jesus gave us his Body and Blood.  This is real food, as necessary for our spiritual ... Read More »

LIFE GIVING FOOD

Posted by Pauletta Lyons on 7/19/19

   “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying: ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’” [Luke 22:19]  With these words, Jesus gave us his Body and Blood.  This is real food, as necessary for our ... Read More »