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Reflection June 23, 2024

Reflection by Rev. Leonard N. Peterson We are approaching the 24th anniversary of a thrilling, gripping, and terrifying film called “The Perfect Storm.” It was especially for me because I have a fear of deep water, probably because I never learned to swim. Based on a...

Reflection June 9,2024

I’m told that 7 is the number. Not the “Lucky 7,” or even the “Magic 7.” Just that 7 is the age when young Junior (or Jane) reaches the “age of reason.” By that our Church means that he or she knows the difference between right and wrong. What that means is that the...

Reflection June 2, 2024

We never forget certain days. They could be historic, like the first landing on the moon, or personal, like your birthday, or a combination of both, like the date of your wedding. More to the point of today’s feast, comes the date of your First Holy Communion. If...

Reflection 5-26-2024

Most of the powerful sellers, like Amazon and Walmart, will automatically follow up a sale with a request for an evaluation. They’ll pose questions like “How was the buying process?” or “What rating do you give the product?” The same holds for doctors and hospitals,...

Reflection 5-19-2024

We see and hear and all but feel the tremendous power of towering rockets aimed for long travel in space when we watch TV coverage of a launch from Cape Canaveral. This has happened so often that our initial fascination with this has waned considerably. We now have a...

Reflection 5-12-2023

Sweet sonnets and lovely songs have been written in which one partner tells his/her beloved other that “you’re always on my mind.” That’s how love affects thought patterns, no matter one’s age. It is a fit subject for wonder and praise. An intimate thing. A beautiful...

Reflection 4-28-2024

Reflection by Rev. Leonard N. Peterson Way back in the mid 1960’s, a Canadian communication theorist named Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase “The medium is the message.” He proposed that a communication medium itself, not the messages it carries, should be the...

Reflection 4-21-2024

Reflection by Rev. Leonard N. Peterson Each of us has that certain friend, relative or neighbor who is good at something that we’re not. That ability could be about almost anything you can name. Baking a cake; building a deck; telling a story; driving an RV or flying...

Reflection 4-14-2023

Reflection by Rev. Leonard N. Peterson Our spiritual lives could well be described as the placing of “mind over matter.” The matter is our activity, such as the plans we make, or the career we pursue. But over and above all that is our purpose. What, in short, is our...

Reflection 4-7-2023

It starts in the childhood playground and often lingers through adolescence and even to adulthood. I refer to nicknames. Red-headed Renee or Ricky become known as “Reds.” Other such labels derive from a person’s usual behavior or some event in the classroom or the...