Author Archives: Deacon Rick

About Deacon Rick

I am a retired Deacon in Lakeland Florida.

God knows

I find myself getting depressed/aggravated/twitchy at the long lingering effects of the stroke. The lack of dependable balance on my feet. Hands and fingers that wobble, feel numb, fail to move when and where I need them. Double vision. Difficulty … Continue reading

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Filling in gaps

This week I expect to finish writing a series of daily devotionals on St. John’s Gospel to be published in The Journey in 2019. As I have been reading and thinking about John’s account, several trains of thought have taken … Continue reading

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Patron saint nomination

I have been writing an assignment of daily devotionals on the Gospel of St. John. It is scheduled for publication in a couple of years. I am surprised at how often I am surprised by where I end up with … Continue reading

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God’s love language

A friend came by to visit and pray with us. This friend has seen several miraculous answers when he has prayed for people over the years. I have seldom heard his voice shake as it did while he prayed for … Continue reading

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The crying baby

I was listening to a retreat on Ignatian spirituality. Margaret Blackie (nicknamed Mags), the woman conducting the retreat, is a spiritual director and university professor. She began by asking the group gathered for the retreat to turn off their cellphones, … Continue reading

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2LTD

After posting my last blog (on the Gardener and His vine and branches), Melanie and I watched another gardening program. The host spent a few moments with his grapevine growing in a greenhouse. He was there to prune the perfectly … Continue reading

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The Gardener

This summer I have been writing some daily devotionals from the Gospel of St. John, on assignment from the editors at The Journey. The series is scheduled to appear in 2019. Doing the assignment has me reading slowly, a few … Continue reading

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