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Back to the riverJaymie Stuart Wolfe

There is always some relief when the holidays end. Schedules return to normal, and we enjoy feeling like we have more space because there's less clutter to take in. Christmas trees have mostly been ...

Wise men seeking Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

There's no doubt that God speaks through the Bible, but sometimes, it's very personal. There have been numerous instances when Andrew and I have looked at each other after a reading at Mass with ...

Three pages of 'joy'Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

When you move to a new city, it takes a while to find your place (or make one). Global pandemics don't help either. But over the past year, we've been able to get more involved, and our calendars ...

Counting the days Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

''Five, four, three, two, one, zero ... all engines running ... liftoff. We have liftoff." Every eye was glued to the small television wheeled into the classroom on the AV cart. When I was a kid, ...

The heart of the kingJaymie Stuart Wolfe

I'm still catching up on the first four seasons, but I've really enjoyed watching "The Crown." To me, the mix of history, personality, and morality play is completely engaging. So much so that ...

To have and to hold Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Last weekend, we traveled to Pennsylvania for our youngest son's wedding. It was wonderful to have so much of our family together. But the best part of all the festivities was absolutely the joy that ...

Morning, noon, and nightJaymie Stuart Wolfe

There was a song we used to sing, back in the days when praise and worship among Catholics was more popular and more common. It went, "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus in the morning, Jesus in the noontime. Jesus, ...

A Vatican II Catholic Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Recently, the Church has been making a point of observing the 60th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council. Catholic and other columnists have been chiming in -- some glowingly positive and others critical. ...