Columnists/Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Updated: September 4th, 2014
Nothing for granted
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 what could cause a power outage on a bright, sunny...
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 heard. Still fewer care much about what is being sa...
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 would like to share some of what we think we understa...
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 This quote always reminds us that gratitude is the a...
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...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 07 February 2014
Did your mother or grandmother ever have an old wooden “darning egg?” We still have one though it hasn’t been used in years. Long ago people wore socks until they had holes in the heels. When th...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 03 January 2014
One of us can’t resist the lure of those bargain tables in bookstores. These leftover books called “remainders” often sell for $5 or less. We once found a book called “Reaching Toward the Heig...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 December 2013
One of the readings in the second week of Advent reminds us that the Messiah would judge us not by appearance or “hearsay.” (Is 11:3) One day when I was eating a late lunch, I picked up a magazin...