Lent

March 13, 2014

Controlling your Mind, Emotions, and Body

Mind Body SoulThe spring semester of my junior year in college (1978) was the best semester I ever had as a college student.  It was also the most challenging.  I had a full load of 300-level classes in accounting and business and competition among the students was very tough.

March 8, 2014

Ash Wednesday and Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Plutarch Heavensbee in Catching Fire

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Plutarch in Catching Fire

February 23, 2013

The Three Temptations of Christ

The Modern Catholic Dictionarys definition of Lent includes the following: “Originally the period of fasting in preparation for Easter did not, as a rule, exceed two or three days.  But by the time of the Council of Nicaea (AD 325) forty days were already customary.  And ever since, this length of time has been associated with Christ’s forty-day fast in the desert before beginning his public life.”

February 14, 2013

Ashes, Flesh, and the Resurection

Every Ash Wednesday we hear the following words while a priest places ashes on our foreheads in the form of a cross: “Remember, man, that you are dust, and unto dust you shall return.”  It was in the book of Genesis that we were told that man was created from the dust of the Earth and will ultimately return to dust.  (Genesis 3:19)

April 9, 2011

A Catholic Family – 1951-2011

Last Saturday (April 2nd) my parents, Carl and Kathryn Williams, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.  My sister and her husband, Colleen and Bill Brannon, organized a Mass and party for them.  The people in attendance at the party were my parents, their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and some of their friends and relatives.

April 3, 2010

A First & Last Prayer

MaryAndTheResurrectedJesusChristAs Catholics, we know from what we’ve been taught that it was necessary for our Lord to die on the cross in order to redeem us from our sins and to open the gates of Heaven.  Prior to His death, because of the sins of Adam and Eve, Heaven was “off limits” to everyone.

February 20, 2010

A Lenten Resolution For EVERYONE

LentA quote I like from Thomas S. Monson states: “It has been said that the gate of history turns on small hinges and so do people’s lives.  The choices we make determine our destiny.”