Columnists/Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Updated: February 6th, 2015
‘Thy kingdom come’
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 new habits we vowed to adopt at the beginning of t...
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, 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 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...
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...