Monthly Archives: May 2015

In Which I Respond to an Amusing Critique of My Blog

Yesterday I chanced upon a random, short, and sarcastic review of the look and content of my blog on Reddit. I don’t even know the purpose of Reddit, by the way. It made me chuckle. I wasn’t angry, I thought it was funny. I found it amusing because it is so typical of us human […]

Friday is for Beauty: Stained Glass

It is Friday and a good day for marveling at and contemplating beauty. Today’s theme is stained glass. There are so many beautiful options, so I will revisit this theme many times. These were gleaned from a Google search and are not mine. I hope they bless you as you prepare for the weekend. God […]

Follow Up to I Am Not the Pope and Neither Are You

Sinful anger is usually defined as the irrational desire for vengeance or the blinding of reason. There is such a thing as right ordered anger, or righteous anger. St. Thomas Aquinas discusses anger in the Summa Theologica and his argument can be found here. I want to focus on anger as it pertains to the […]

Month of Mary GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Thank you to everyone who entered my Month of Mary Giveaway. The random number generator tells me the winners are Maria and Maryann. Please email me your full name and address at swimmingthedepths@gmail.com so that I can order your copies of The Little Book of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Congratulations! Check back next month for […]

I Am Not the Pope and Neither Are You

The deeper I go into my theological studies, the more I am at peace with the Church. My peace does not come from the knowledge of men, but from the reality that the Holy Spirit is at the helm. It is easy to get dragged into outrage because of pockets of corruption and the sins […]

Catholic Exchange: Mary, Mother of the Persecuted

Today I am writing for Catholic Exchange on how Our Lady can be our guide during periods of persecution. There is little doubt that the situation for Christians in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, Kenya, and other countries is dire. The number of martyrs for this year alone has reached well into the thousands. In the […]

Monday is for Beauty: Sunset on a Rose Petal

This morning I was out watering my flowers in preparation for a hot day. My rose bushes are in full bloom and I found this beauty of a rose petal laying in the grass. There on this tiny petal is a sunset. I wondered and marveled at it and then put it in my book […]