My Thoughts on the Trayvon & Zimmerman Show


A lot has been said and posted concerning the Zimmerman verdict, some like and some do not. I think this will always be the case when we have a society that is trained to be polarizing. The media worked overtime to make sure the American public had a tainted view of the case. Starting with … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Trayvon & Zimmerman Show

Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.


Cover of Boys Town ‎"What’s “just” has been debated for centuries, but let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then, tell me how much of what I earn “belongs” to you -- and why?" -- Walter Williams Williams … Continue reading Could Boys Town work today? And other thoughts on Charity and Social Justice.

Because He Lives: Reflecting On Lent And Easter


http://www.facebook.com/widgets/like.php?href=https://anamericanpointofview.wordpress.com/2011/03/11/because-he-lives-reflecting-on-lent-and-easter/ Image via Wikipedia Author: Tobin Crenshaw I once heard an instructor talk about trying to counsel a young woman in a hospital who had been severely abused by her family. He tried unsuccessfully for an hour to get a response from her but she simply refused to acknowledge his presence in the room. Finally … Continue reading Because He Lives: Reflecting On Lent And Easter

Vacation plans


Image via Wikipedia I am doing something I have never done before, I am going on vacation to Germany. Sure I have been there many times, for work, but never just for vacation. I leave in 2 days, and the days can not move fast enough for me! This is a trip of a life … Continue reading Vacation plans

Simon Peter offers us our best hope


Image via Wikipedia The summer seems to be going by so fast, it is already the end of July, were did the days go? As a Catholic/Christian I am faced with many conflicts with my feelings and my faith. And this summer I have had to confront a few. Both being on the same thing. … Continue reading Simon Peter offers us our best hope

Real POLITICAL SPIN


No matter what side of the AISLE you're on, THIS is FUNNY and VERY telling! It just all depends on how you look at some things... Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus … Continue reading Real POLITICAL SPIN

The gift of grudge


With Mothers Day upon us, it is time to reflect on our mother, both earthly and those that are no longer with us. The other day I posted a blog about having parents, or better yet, the blog was tong in cheek about needing to prove I had parents on my birth certificate. But it … Continue reading The gift of grudge

Love becoming Loving


Image via Wikipedia I am sure as Catholics you have heard the phrase “Offer it up” as in offer up all your pain and suffering to Jesus. I know I have heard it and to me it often sounds like “Suck it up” a phrase we often times tell our kids when they get hut … Continue reading Love becoming Loving

We are called too knowledge


This past weekend I spent my time reading and listing to Catholic radio. Of course I cleaned the house, did my wash and other such tasks, but I spent a lot of time sitting and reading. It was nice, I have not had a lot of time to do that, or should I say I … Continue reading We are called too knowledge

Did Jesus get sick


Image by Getty Images via Daylife Today is a day I wish I was home, I don’t feel to well, I am getting sick. And of course today is also a day I have to teach for 8 hours… 6 of those 8 hours are pure lecture… What joy. I love teaching, I get a … Continue reading Did Jesus get sick