Charlie Van Dyke
Me Time
Posted March 19, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Mike Wade

Sounds kinda’ selfish, doesn’t it? I’m distancing. I’m unplugging. I’m getting away from it all. The rest of you will have to pick up the slack or do without. I suppose you could think of it that way. Another perspective might be that when you reach your saturation point you have to do whatever is necessary to keep from drowning. S... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
The Friendship Prayer
Posted February 2, 2015 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Mike Wade

A friend of mine called with sad news. Her cancer had returned. Not only does she live out of state, she’s halfway across the country from her only relative. It’s a helpless feeling knowing you can’t even offer someone something as simple as a hug and a cup of coffee. Of course I said I would keep her in my prayers and ask our Sund... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Prayer for Good Humor
Grant me, O Lord, good digestion,
and also something to digest.
Grant me a healthy body, and
the necessary good humor to maintain it.
Grant me a simple soul that knows to
treasure all that is good and that
doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,
but rather finds the means to put things
back in their place.
Give me a soul... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Trust Me!
Posted September 22, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Meditations
By Mike Wade

Trust Me!

Don’t you love that? Someone is trying to reassure you that if you put your faith in them you won’t get your heart broken. And that’s the best they’ve got? They don’t say here’s my track record, here are other people I’ve never let down, or even WHY! Just trust me. Apple is betting that’s all you’ll need to turn your phone... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Sr. Joan Chittister
Embarrassing and terrible questions
We see in others what we fear in ourselves.
That’s why the second great commandment is so important. “To love the neighbor as we love ourselves” means that we must also accept in ourselves what there is about us that we don’t like, or fear, or devalue.
All love starts with the way I feel about... read more
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