Yay Pope Francis! My theory on why he’s such a phenomenon…

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;     and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness,     and to walk humbly with your God? - Micah 6:8 I've been thinking about this huge focus on the "Pope Francis visit" to the United States. There's a lot of …

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Falling in love with Assisi (with a little help from Rebekah, and Francis)

I have to say that Assisi has become my favorite Italian town. The place is idyllic. Set into the side of the mountain; commanding spectacular views; anchored by the work of St. Francis on one end and the "Poor Clares" on the other; immaculately clean; overflowing with history, stories, piazzas, and cappuccino bars; full with interesting …

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“Poperiety”: danger for Pope Francis, and our faith in $$$$

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. (Matthew 6:24) POPEriety - noun: the state or quality of not conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or values. OKay, …

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Jesus, Pope Francis, “belonging,” and The Greatest Story Ever Told

OK, friends, I have to be honest. The number (for those of you who read yesterday's post) was a whopping "99." Thus proving my theory that, absent the routine of disciplined practice, simply jumping in and hoping for the best seldom guarantees the hoped for result! his morning, Saturday March 16, I enjoyed another opportunity …

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