Columnists/Deacon Jim & Ann Cavera
Updated: March 7th, 2014
About gardening
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 reading about organic gardening. In fact, we save old issues just to make sure we always have plenty of h...
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 steeper the path, the rockier the terrain. It alway...
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 that happened, they slipped the darning egg into the...
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 Heights” with the price of 25 cents on one of these ...
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 magazine with the subtitle “man at his best.” Wonderi...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 04 October 2013
It is hard to believe I was ordained a permanent deacon 30 years ago during a weekend Mass in our parish church in southern Indiana. I vividly remember lying facedown on the floor, surrounded by famil...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 06 September 2013
A while back a stranger at a gas station asked me (Ann) if I had been “saved.” With my own roots formed in another faith, I understood his well-meant intention. I smiled and honestly replied, “Y...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 02 August 2013
For many years we have been fans of “The Antiques Roadshow” on PBS. Those of you who have seen this show know that when people bring in their treasures for appraisal, a little drama takes place. T...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 07 June 2013
We have always thought we would like to become Master Gardeners in our old age. Every spring, in a fresh burst of enthusiasm, we go overboard and plant far more than we should. June comes, humidity an...
DEACON JIM & ANN CAVERA
Friday, 03 May 2013
Have you ever noticed that the Holy Spirit doesn’t have a face? God, as Father, is often portrayed as a wise, powerful elder. Think of the Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo’s image of God imparting ...

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