Category Archives: Spiritual Progress

Flash Fiction

FROG Man Flash Fiction by Charles McKelvy “You know—FROG.” “FROG?” Fully Rely On God—FROG.” “Okay. So how about my electric bill?” “What about your electric bill?” “I am going to fully rely on God to pay it. Or, I’ll just … Continue reading

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Northern Nights

(Conway, Michigan) I retreated with friends at the Augustine Center for Saint Patrick’s Weekend and have much to say about all the insights and wisdom received on March 16, 17, and 18, such as: “To goodness and wisdom we make … Continue reading

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Headin’ North

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Jailhouse Jesus

JAILHOUSE JESUS Spiritual progress, not perfection by Charles McKelvy Which Jesus speaks to you? Squeaky, clean baby Jesus from Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby? Lily-white, gated-community, Protestant Jesus? Sissified Jesus in the cleaned and pressed duds beholding the … Continue reading

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It is by forgiving . . .

RADICAL FORGIVENESS A true tale of forgiveness by Charles McKelvy As a teenager in a small European country in the 1930s, the young man dreamed of emigrating to the United States of America—the home of the free and land of … Continue reading

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Repeat Offender

(Editor’s Note: This article appears in the current issue of THE CATHOLIC LEADER Magazine.  This is why I am a repeat offender.) CONCRETE KNEELERS by Charles McKelvy When at Saint Dismas, do as the regulars do: kneel on the concrete … Continue reading

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Spiritual Direction

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