Love Casts Out Fear

May 4, 2015 Dear Friends and Family of the Diocese of Eau Claire, Yesterday’s Epistle from 1 John 4:7-21 speaks of how love casts out fear. We live in an age in which we are plagued by fearful messages that claim you must protect yourself. Here are a few minor ones: 1. In buying a…

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Sickness and Health

April 27, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, For several days I have tangled with a nasty cold. Sleep usually is the best cure, but for some reason I couldn’t get any rest last night. In order to get better I have to take a day, stay at home, and…

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Camp Horstick

April 20, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, There is something special about Christian Formation and Church Camps. Young people can be part of Christian Education in the parish year after year. What is taught can be profound, but it is part of familiar surroundings. Church Camp is not familiar.…

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Eating, Exercise, and God

April 13, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, There are several phrases about faith I enjoy. One is, “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.” As a child you may have thought of it as scripture. Sorry mom, it’s not in the Bible. Another phrase comes from the theology of Radar O’Reilly…

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Old Job to New One: How do you say Goodbye?

April 6, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, It is exciting to apply for a job, be interviewed, and become the one chosen. In the transition you can’t help but be excited about the new opportunities and responsibilities. It is a time to celebrate, and the future looks bright. If…

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John: The Easter Gospel

March 30, 2015 Dear Family and Friends of the Diocese of Eau Claire, As we move through Holy Week, I can’t help but reflect upon John’s Gospel. While Matthew, Mark, and Luke are more historical in nature, John is like a layered cake. It has a Jewish layer, a Samaritan layer, and finally a gentile…

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