Browsing Deacon Wilson's Wisdom

TRANSFORMING VISION

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 2/25/21

  The world is aglow with vision experiences.  Have you noticed the glow of pride on the faces of those who have reached out to help others, the sparkle in the eyes of children when they are praised, the gaze of joy on the faces of parents as they ... Read More »

DESERT JOURNEY

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 2/17/21

           From the dawn of recorded history, the dry, barren desert has been a place of formation for God’s people---both as individuals and as a community of believers.  Some encountered God there, while others were spiritually born or re-born there.  We recall the generations spent ... Read More »

ALL ARE WELCOME

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 2/11/21

            Down through the centuries, the world has been beset by many illnesses.  The bubonic plague wiped out almost half of the population of Europe in 1350, influenza killed 20 million people worldwide in 1918, and polio swept the world crippling and maiming thousands in the 1940’s and 1950’s.  ... Read More »

GO! GO! GO!

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 1/21/21

The call to discipleship has existed since ancient times. The prophets of the Old Testament and the missionaries down through the centuries heard the call to “Go,” and they went!  Within the more recent history of our country, we can recall images of the Franciscan missionaries who established mission ... Read More »

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 1/14/21

            What are you looking for, is the question today’s Gospel puts before us. It is a vocation question that means, “What do you and God want to do with the life you have been given.” The answer to that question speaks of our relationship with God and how ... Read More »

CALLED, NAMED, AND SENT

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 1/07/21

            Today we commemorate the baptism of Jesus and recall not only the event that triggered his public ministry, but also our own baptismal beginning as children of God.  Whether we were baptized as adults or infants, we continue a lifetime of renewing our commitment to faith.  Bernard Haring, ... Read More »

BEGINNING AGAIN

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 11/18/20

            It’s Advent again, our annual season of hope and re-commitment.  We will read the Advent stories, sing the Advent songs, and listen to the Advent Scriptures.  The pre-Christmas frenzy has officially begun even though merchants have long ago swung into holiday mode.  Out will come our holiday decorations ... Read More »

TEST TIME?

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 11/12/20

   No matter what our age or position in life, much of what we do has some type of an assessment attached.  With every project we undertake, with every job to which we are assigned, and in every position we fill, we are faced with some form of evaluation ... Read More »

NO RISK – NO GAIN

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 11/09/20

   God has graced us with many gifts…talents…blessings, those special and unique skills that bring joy to our lives and the lives of many others.  Some talents we develop and use well, and others we waste and never use at all. As we approach the end of the church ... Read More »

SAVVY TRAVELERS

Posted by Kellee Chwala on 11/02/20

            Experienced travelers know how to plan for a trip.  They understand the steps necessary to travel wisely so that they enjoy their journey with the minimum of detours, accidents, disappointments, and delays.  To experience worry-free travel, we need to be wise enough to put into practice the advice ... Read More »