Dying On The Vine

One of the reasons I left the security of Catholic parish ministry was that I felt as if I were “dying on the vine.” My gifts and skills were not being harvested and put to better use by the church. I often felt like a treasure chest locked away in a dark room. The...

Wanting, Asking and Taking

Have you ever asked someone for what you wanted and didn’t get it?   I have, on multiple occasions and for various ideas, and have gotten nowhere.  I usually made excuses such as “so-and-so is better connected politically”, or “my request was badly timed.” One of the...