Columnists/Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Updated: September 4th, 2014
Gift of prayer
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 05 December 2014
I wonder how God sees the prayers we send to heaven? Do they resemble leaves tossed and scattered by the wind? Are they like snowflakes piling up in soft drifts: a large drift for peace on earth, a thin blanket spread by a student hoping for help on a test? Maybe a lifetime of prayer is like a large...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 07 November 2014
In the heart of our town we still have what used to be known as an old-fashioned “five and dime” store. The shelves bulge with the kind of toys that make kids think: puzzles, construction sets, art supplies. Near the front of the store, glass dis...
Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Friday, 03 October 2014
Thomas Merton said, “The biggest temptation is … to settle for too little.” That applies especially to those of us who are over retirement age. Men and women, on the average, have a life expectancy that is 30 years longer today than in 1900. Fe...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Thursday, 04 September 2014
In the middle of a Friday morning, with full loads of laundry running and Jim at the computer working on a homily for Sunday, we heard a loud pop outside. The computer screen went blank, the laundry stopped whirling. We both wandered outside to see ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 01 August 2014
In the mid-1960s, Ann and I lived in West Africa where we taught school as Peace Corps Volunteers. Over the years we continue to have fond memories of that adventure in our lives. Some time ago, we were talking about different kinds of prayer and a ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
YouTube hosts millions of clips of homemade videos. Cyberspace is clogged with personal blogs made available to anyone, anywhere. Everybody wants to talk, but few seem to care whether they are being h...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 June 2014
We are not experts when it comes to understanding the Holy Spirit. Like most believers, we are students, always trying to master the next lesson in life. That being said, in honor of Pentecost, we wou...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 02 May 2014
“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God. But only he who sees, takes off his shoes — The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”— Elizabeth Barrett Browning Th...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 04 April 2014
Our latest issue of Organic Gardening came yesterday. The cover is full of photos of full-grown healthy vegetables: squash, carrots, beans, peppers, cauliflower. Well, you get the idea. We enjoy readi...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 07 March 2014
Lent. Again. What are we doing about Lent this year? Each year we consider several approaches with the hope that our new path will lead to higher (spiritual) ground. Unfortunately, we’ve found the s...