Welcome to my world … well actually not my world as I am but a lowly steward of the wonderful life God has gifted me with.  I really don’t know where this blog will go and I leave it in God’s hands to make of it what he will.

The reason for setting this blog up goes back four years to 2008 and my ordination to the permanent diaconate in the Catholic Church.  Since then I have been asked from time to time by various individuals for copies of my homilies, which I gladly shared via E-mail and/or hard copy.  Recently, a Facebook page was established by one of my brother deacons and his wife here in the Diocese of Lexington with the specific purpose of allowing clergy in our diocese to share their homilies for anyone who would be interested.

So based on the regular requests for my homilies and the establishment of this new Facebook page, I decided I would establish this blog to host some of my homilies so I could then share them through the new Facebook page.

I don’t see myself as a regular blogger so don’t expect regular posts from me but as time allows and the spirit moves me, I may stick my toe in the proverbial blogging waters and see how it goes.  In the meantime, I hope my homilies bring some combination of faith, hope and love to anyone who chooses to read them.

When I came up with the tag line for this blog (“Striving to reflect the embrace of Christ”), those are the words that came to me.  I can only pray that this is what I am about in my diaconal ministry and that here in this blog, my homilies may bring you and others closer to the embrace of the one who loves us beyond our wildest dreams and who longs to embrace us in his saving arms.

Stay tuned for homilies to follow shortly.  First I have to figure out all this blog technology.  Pray for me that I can do just that!