Somewhere in the middle of the last century, in the middle of a three-story, New Jersey apartment building, in the middle of a young family, a new life came into being. (Notice the attached instruction manual. Batteries included!) And he … Continue reading
One of my favorite oldie pix: Kids with Great grandma and cousin. And me, always the fix-it guy! We truly have the most awesome kids! And now they’re a Teacher, a Nurse, an Optometrist and a Friar, wives and moms, … Continue reading
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“DO WE RECOGNIZE THE AWESOME GIFT THAT IS RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES?” This post is really just designed to introduce my Sister Webpage entitled: Whispers to the Wind. But there’s a little more to today’s reflection than might meet the … Continue reading
Posted in Whispers
Tagged Catholic, Christmas Tree, Christmas Tree Song, Elijah, FREE, Fun, Gift, Jesus, John of the Cross, John the Baptist, Mass, quotes, Turkey, whispers to the wind
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Some evening pics with surprises. Taken with Sony A100 DSLR with DT55-300mm zoom lens. Clicking on any picture will open slideshow view… Enjoy! ______________________________end of post
Playing with a new telephoto zoom lens on my Sony Alpha-100 camera. It’s a DT55-300mm lens (SAL55300). Still learning the ropes on focusing and holding still. Gets tougher with moving objects like birds and butterflies. But here are a few … Continue reading
For about a week this summer, we had a very different kind of visitor in the pond behind our home in mid-Missouri. Our usual inhabitants are geese, ducks, owls, hawks, and great blue herons, besides the little birds. But we … Continue reading
WHISPERS HAS MOVED . . . Whispers to the Wind has moved to its own NEW WEBSITE beginning September 2013. All of the past two years of Whispers Pages have been moved as well. Please come visit the new site … Continue reading
Hello Bloggers! Well, it’s been a long long time since I’ve posted anything new here. Of course, “Whispers to the Wind” is updated every day and “Homilies” monthly. But I don’t seem to get many visitors there – Looks like … Continue reading
Posted in Whispers
Tagged 1 Ki 19, beating heart, Catholic, cave, earthquake, Elijah, Finding God, fire, God, Jesus Christ, light, listening, Milky Way video, mountaintop, Mt 25:37, nowhere to be found, Ps 139, Ps 42, Seeking God, views of earth from space, whispers to the wind, wild horses, wind
03-30-13 (Holy Saturday) Silence! The anguish, the sorrow, the unknown. The loneliness, the heartbreak, the emptiness. The anger, the . . . . . . to continue, Click on picture above And just what is that white dot in there???
Yes, we can buy them at WalMart or Target. But sometimes they can be pretty chincy too. And where’s the fun in that anyway! So here’s how we can make our own, unique, portable bookshelf, with a little ingenuity and … Continue reading
. . . “This whole ‘Head and Heart’ discussion reminded me of a pine tree that used to live in our front yard. It was one of eleven, brother and sister, white pines that grew there over the past 19-years. … Continue reading
Posted in Homilies
Tagged 1 Cor 13, Connection, Deliverance, Embolism, Evil, God's Love, Heart and Head, Jeremiah, Jesus, LORD, Love, Nazareth, St. Paul's 'Love Discourse', The Lord's Prayer
Anyone who hasn’t discovered Ludovico Einaudi yet is missing a very, very sweet piece of life. Today he presented a note on Facebook about his latest album called “In a Time Lapse.” Several have already made video shorts which include … Continue reading
Why Fall? (Don’t miss the links with each picture) . Baumgartner from space, . . . Highdiver from a board, . Humpty from a wall, . .
Posted in Time
Tagged Acorn, Advent, Catholic, Charlie Brown, Chicken Little, fall, Fall Leaves, Fall Sports, Felix Baumgartner, Halloween, Harvest Time, Highdiver, Humpty Dumpty, Jack Frost, Jesus Christ, Lifehouse Storm, Love, Neil Young, Newton's Apple, Parachuting, Paragliding, Pole Vaulting, Rollercoaster, Ski Jumping, Space Jump, Stormy weather, Thanksgiving, The Kinks Schooldays, The Platters
Today we hear – . . . the story of a group of people who escaped oppression and slavery, and dreamt of a ‘Land of Freedom’. They were like little children, dreaming of someday driving a car. They could just … Continue reading
Posted in Homilies, Uncategorized
Tagged Advent, Catholic, Choice, Eternal Life, Freedom, Homily, Israelites, Jesus, line in the sand, Love, Love of God and Neighbor, Moses, Patient waiting
What does Dying, New York City, the Grand Canyon, Outer Space and Wheat have to do with Paschal Mystery? And what is “Paschal Mystery” anyway? Come see. . .
Posted in The Lord\'s Page
Tagged Anima Christi, bully, Catholic, Church, Elementary Particles, Eucharist, faith, Grand Canyon, grocery store, Hope, Hubble, Jesus Christ, Leigh Nash, Life, Love, Mother Teresa, New Life, new york, Paschal Mystery, Passion, Passover, Resurrection, Sizes, Universe, wheat
Here are some collections of our photography… Clicking on above picture will link you to the Photo Gallery Page and from there you can link to the individual series… New photos will be added periodically.
Posted in Photo Gallery
Tagged animals, Birds, chicago, Cities, dubai, Header Pictures, lakes, moon, Nature Photos, new york, Places Photos, Sky Photos, skyscapes, stars, sun, sunrises, sunsets, trees
A lesson in morality A lesson in faith A lesson in justice A lesson in truth And just a little – common sense Lifting child – a lesson in acceptable vs. unacceptable risk and a basic lesson in morality. Do … Continue reading
06-19-12 The Solution to Evil in a world looking Ugly… Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those … Continue reading
06-18-12 The Problem of Evil in a world of Good “Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard . . .” 1 Kgs 21:1-16 Now the story went, that King Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard, except Naboth held that vineyard as something very … Continue reading
Posted in The Grapevine, The Lord\'s Page
Tagged Ahab, Bible, Daily mass quotes, Evil, First Book of Kings, Good, Jezebel, Justice, Naboth, Vineyard, whispers to the wind
Why Spring? Bunny Rabbits, . . Kangaroos, . . Frogs, . . . .
Posted in The Housespouse, Uncategorized
Tagged bugs, Bunny Rabbits, dandelions, frog, Jesus Christ, Kangaroo, moles, Spring, squirrel, trampoline, wardrobe
On Tuesday morning, two days after Christmas, the Lord, through mother nature, wrapped us in a beauty that only He could create. We sometimes call Him . . .
Ever wonder where all those little details in our Christmas Story came from, like the Manger and the Camels and the Shepherds and the Wise Men? Did you know that, of the four Gospels, only two of them speak of … Continue reading
Sometimes things happen that are so sudden, so surprising, and so extremely profound that we don’t even realize the enormous significance of it until long after it actually occurred. And when it hits us, it almost takes our breath away … Continue reading
Posted in Homilies
Tagged Catholic, Children, Courage, Epiphany, faith, Glory, God, Homily, Jesus, Judgment, King, Love, Mass
10-25-11 St. Paul said, “For who hopes for what one sees?“ A child may hope for a gift at Christmas. It is something she has absolutely no capacity to obtain on her own. She is purely reliant on others to … Continue reading
Posted in The Lord\'s Page
Tagged Bible, Christianity, Daily mass quotes, Hope, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, Mustard seed, Promise, Romans, St. Paul, whispers to the wind
UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT: The blocking of “The Life of Mary Our Mother – Part 3” has been removed in most countries. The combined series video is also available through the link below. Thank you EMI. 3-7-12 Joe _____________________________________ Hello all. Sorry … Continue reading
You know you need a job when… You find yourself writing blogs about needing a job, Five months of your meager pension savings go toward a car tuneup, Dinner out is at the grocery store’s cafeteria, on a coupon, You’ve … Continue reading
September 8, 2011 Happy Birthday Mary!!! For those who may have wondered where the stories of Mary’s birth came from, here is an excerpt from an early writing… ____________________