Browsing In God's Time


Posted by Eric Schmidt

“The LORD is my light and my salvation.” (Ps 27:1)

I was speaking to the Confirmation class recently and offered some ideas of what type of prayers they could use during private Eucharistic Adoration.  One suggestion is the Book of Psalms.  I challenged them to choose a favorite one ... Read More »


Posted by Eric Schmidt

IN GOD’S TIME “My soul rejoices in my God.” (Is 61:10)

In December 1903, the Orville and Wilbur Wright sent home a telegram from Kitty Hawk reading:  “We have flown 120 feet.  Will be home for Christmas.”  However, when their sister shared this message with the editor of the ... Read More »


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IN GOD’S TIME   “Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation.”  (Ps 85:8)        St Mark begins “…the Gospel of Jesus Christ” with the story of John, the herald of Jesus.  What a herald?  Good question!  A herald was an official messenger—often a ... Read More »


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IN GOD’S TIME   “When the Son of Man comes…he will sit on his glorious throne …and he will separate them one from another.”  (Mt 25:31-32)        What a beautiful picture St Matthew paints of Christ Jesus this weekend.  After listening to the parable of the sheep ... Read More »


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“I love you Lord, my strength.” (Ps 18:2)      It would be nice if there were trumpet blasts and cymbals were playing in the background while the Gospel is proclaimed this weekend at Mass. WAKE UP! OPEN YOUR EARS! PREPARE YOU HEARTS AND MINDS! How familiar the words ... Read More »


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"The Lord is near to all who call upon him/"  (Ps 145:18a)

     As St Matthew reminds us in this weekend's Gospel, feeling cheated because of someone else's good fortune is a tale as old as time.  When the vineyard workers grumbled like jealous children, the landowner chastised ... Read More »


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"Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands." (Ps 138:8)

In all of his humility, I think St Peter might have agreed with the comedian, Groucho Marx, who said, "I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.  ... Read More »


Posted by Eric Schmidt

"Lord, let us see your kindness and grant us your salvation." (Ps 85:8)

The idea of solitude has appealed to me ever since I was a little boy.  I had two other sisters and three brothers but playing in our large backyard sandbox or a nearby dirt lot by ... Read More »


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“The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.” (Lk 8:8)

I enjoy reading articles or downloading videos offered by James Dobson Jr. He’s an evangelical Christian psychologist who’s also the founder of Focus on the Family. He loves telling stories and while he was never ... Read More »


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“I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.” (Ps 145) 

            St. Julian of Norwich (no, she didn’t live up the street from St. Veronica) spoke of being one with God in this way, “The love of God creates in us such a oneing that ... Read More »