Columnists/Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Updated: February 6th, 2015
Final appraisal
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 03 April 2015
Lately we’ve noticed thoughts about how old we are pop up more and more often. We were watching “Antiques Road Show” one night when we realized we are now older than some of the antiques people were bringing in for appraisal. In any case, we couldn’t help but wonder how things would turn out...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 March 2015
A friend once said, “Now I am the one holding the coats.” She explained that in her younger years she was always the first one running to ride the amusement park roller coasters. Now, she stands by while her grandkids hand her their coats and mak...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 February 2015
Some wit once said that 80 percent of all statistics are made up. With that in mind we’d like to guess that 75 percent of what we do every day is based on habits we’ve formed over many years. By now, 90 percent of us have already given up on the ...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 02 January 2015
Our days look quite ordinary. Our grandchildren are coming and going. It often seems they grow inches in the space of a few weeks. With a new year, another chapter begins and we seldom stop to think we are part of something far greater than we can im...
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 ...
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, ar...
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 expecta...
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 s...
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 w...
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...