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Stormy weatherJaymie Stuart Wolfe

When we moved to New Orleans, we were told that the four seasons here are a little different from what we'd been used to. Instead of spring, summer, fall, and winter, it's Mardi Gras, crawfish, hurricane, ...

Heaven helps us Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

It's mind boggling to realize that all the socio-economic shutdowns, educational disruption, and public health crisis of the past six months are the result of one microscopic coronavirus spreading unseen ...

How would Jesus vote?Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Now that Labor Day is behind us, campaign season is in full swing. And in what we've learned to expect of all things 2020, everything about this year's elections is even more intense than usual. I have ...

Not just history Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

I have a theory. If you aren't old enough to remember something -- and you don't know someone who is -- you usually end up mentally tossing it into the wide and deep pile of events we call history. And ...

Bumps in the roadJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Life has its moments, and sometimes they stretch into weeks and months, even years, and well beyond what we know we can handle. Every once in a while, we hit a string of big troubles -- one after another. ...

Walking the waves Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Or more accurately, out of the boat and into the water. This Sunday's gospel is definitely one of my favorites and I'd venture to guess it's at or near the top ...

The long haulJaymie Stuart Wolfe

Among the many lessons we are learning as a result of the coronavirus, the one most crucial to our well-being may be the adage most of us heard when we were children: patience is a virtue. Parents or ...

Christ is the center of human history Jaymie Stuart Wolfe

As the coronavirus crisis moves into the background and our attention shifts to ongoing civil unrest, it's a good idea to turn off the constant stream of news and take time to both pray and think. The ...