Category Archives: Life

Memorial Day 2017

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” ‭‭John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬


Remember we are free because of the ultimate sacrifice the men and women of our Armed Forces made for us. Remember they freely accepted the call of duty and laid down their lives. Honor those who defended our Flag and please don’t thank a living Veteran today, we honor them at other times of the year. Today is the day to remember those who went before them.

Reflections…

If you’re a friend of mine on Facebook you will have noticed that today is my birthday.  Now I’m not writing this to get that ol’ pat on the back for surviving another year…it is time to do some reflection.

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Many many moons ago with my God-Mother
My First Christmas…to many moons ago.

First, I’d like to apologize to my regular followers for not keeping the Lenten devotions every day, truthfully, I’ve not been feeling well with my pain and the Evil one has been trying to push a heavy depression on me that I’ve been so far winning the battle against.

A lot has happened since last year. I won’t go into much though I will touch on some of the bigger things that happened.

I was able to check off two items off my bucket list. Getting my Amateur Radio License (I got my Technician and my General License). I was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer, and through many petitions of prayer and three rounds of chemo therapy there seems to be no sign of that monster.

I also have had some real let downs. I got divorced over this past year, left my friends in Maine and moved down to Florida. However, with this move came a return to ministry after being in a “mini-retirement”. Life still has been on the difficult side since the move…more on the financial aspect but the Lord does provide I must remember that it is all in His time not mine.

One of my friends that stops and keeps me company from time to time said to me not to long ago that for a man that has a lot to say I say very little. That I marvel in the quiet…which is true…I’m not a big talker…though once you get me going on a subject be prepared for a few hours. Mainly I’m listening, observing, and listening for God’s small voice. If it was not for Him, His Son and our Blessed Mother I would not be here today. I give Him thanks and praise for that.

If it wasn’t for those that I’ve let into my tiny circle and those of you that take a few moments out of your day to read what I post I think I live a secluded and mediocre life. Which is fine as I’m the Lord’s servant…though it would be nice to have a game of Rummy 500 or Phase 10 with someone other than church staff (who I feel sometimes do it out of a sense of obligation). With all that I do or attempt to do I still have to wear that blasted mask to hid both my physical and of late my emotional pain. Some days I want to give up…but I won’t let that bastard win.

Please we all do not agree on everything 100 percent of the time on everything…we are living in dangerous and dark times…especially here in the United States. There must be a common ground (yes, I’m daring to talk politics). Work within that common ground. America must return to its former glory…and that means everyone doing their part. Get off the protest lines, and sit down with the side you don’t agree with and put your differences at the door and come up with solutions together that will make both sides content. Life is to short, in a blink of an eye we are born and the next we die. Return to prayer…a nation that prays together…is a nation that prospers.

A birthday celebration is a celebration of life. I’m thankful for all that are in my life, I’m thankful to Almighty God for allowing me to continue to live, I’m thankful for those who have taught me along my journey thus far, and those that continue to teach me new things each day. I’m thankful for the prayers of each of you and for those of you that take a few moments each day to send a text or an email to say you’re thinking of me.

As I draw this to a close I want ya’ll to remember this as I will say it to the day I cease to draw breath. Remember God Loves You and so do I.

Padre is sick. 


My dear brothers and sisters,

I’m sorry there was no Lenten Devotional today, we might be looking at Thursday before I’m done battling what ever bug has infected me this time. I tell you I’d much rather just deal with my fibro than cough, stuffy nose, headache and slight fever. I ask your prayers for a speedy and full recovery.   

With all my love,

Padre Eddie

PS Remember God Loves you and so do I. 

Let Us Give Thanks!

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Let us pray. Almighty God to whom all hearts are open and from no secrets are hid, receive these our prayers and supplications. Today we gather around our tables to eat a feast created from human hands from the substance you created. We are assembled with family and love ones who give you thanks and praise this day and every day for all the blessings and lessons we learned. We ask that you be with the men and women who are not with their families this day whether they are called away for EMS/Police/Fire work and especially for those of our armed forces hold them dear and close to your heart. We give you thanks for the bountiful feast we are about to receive this do we pray through Christ our Lord through whom all good things flow.  Amen!

Christmas Cards

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My dear friends and readers.  Tis that glorious season knocking at our door.  The Holy Season of Advent begins on 27 November.  Also tis my yearly plea for address for those of you that would like a Christmas card from my home.  I’ve already sent out two batches of Cards.  If you’d like a card please send me an email with the subject Christmas Card and have your address in the body of the email.  I do have other news brewing but before I tell you my wonderful friends I need confirmation.

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