Recent Submissions

  • Caramel Corn 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    In our small community lives a dog, usually quite hungry and constantly searching for satisfaction. We pour his tasty, (only to him) food marbles into his dish twice a day. At the evening feeding, we drop in just a few ...
  • Consumerism 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Every month a statistic is published about how many durable goods have been produced that month. Other statistics indicate how many new houses have been constructed as well as how many tons of imported and exported goods ...
  • Listen for the Ducks 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    Meeting people is only the beginning of relating with them. Many meetings are literally, 'bumping into them"'. Like billiard balls, we bump, glance and then roll away to meet others bouncingly. I have met personally with ...
  • Going Places 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Shakespeare wrote about how all of life is a stage. I had two major acting positions in my brief career. I was the First Witch in Macbeth, and ended my stage career by playing the female lead in an original musical we young ...
  • Small Steps 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    This Saturday we will have our "stepping" or "grad"uation ceremonies here at Creighton University. In the past months students have been trying to make absolutely sure that their next steps will be sure to end in a sure-winner ...
  • Whistle 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
    Some of us are old enough to remember the movie, Song of the South in which there was the tune,"Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah." It has quite a happy melody. The movie, Snow White as well has the song sung by the Seven Dwarfs as they ...
  • Be-living 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    During a question and answer session after a recent retreat presentation, a fellow asked me the difference between faith and believing. Faith in one sense is a virtue, but it is also an orientation or a set of teachings. ...
  • Names 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2016)
    C. S. Lewis wrote, "The most emphatic noise is the one you are trying not to listen to." Dripping faucets, ticking clocks, crying babies during sermons, unless the sermon is boring, and such audio distractions can become ...
  • A New G.P.S. 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    When we are lost in our journeys, we are most noticing, most sense- abled. We look for signs, some indications of where we are in terms of where we would like to be. Global Positioning Systems are taking away the experience ...
  • The Rules 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    There were many rules surrounding our behavior at the time I entered the Jesuits, most of which we found humorous. We were not to look into the eyes of our Superiors, but rather at a point slightly above their noses. We ...
  • Listen to the Echos 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Of all things, the duck's "quack-quack" is, for some reason, the only sound that doesn't echo. We have all probably listened to children listening to their own voices bouncing back to their delight. Doing this persistently ...
  • Tapping Faith 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    This present college generation is not familiar with the things of the past, of my past at least. I mentioned in class recently that the Creighton brothers, whose money helped begin our university, made their money in ...
  • Gratititude 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    There was an elderly gentleman in our neighborhood who possessed a Cadillac. He would polish it, check the brightness of the whitewall tires and pat it like a beloved puppy while circling it with affection. The amazing ...
  • It's On! 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    I attended a speech recently and the presenter, several times, failed to clear his throat from some congestion and kept talking. I noticed I felt myself clearing my throat and I heard several throats being cleared in ...
  • Spring 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    Spring has made a dramatic entrance on to our Creighton-campus stage recently. Buds, birds and un-bundled students are appearing for what they all do best, showing up and showing off.|I was walking along our central mall ...
  • Making Waves 2 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    There is the catchy statement, "Keep your eye on the prize." I guess everybody has a prize up ahead. Here at Creighton University the prize might be grades, guys/girls, graduation, grad-school, getting out of school all ...
  • What's in a Word? 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    I phoned recently an office here on campus and asked for a certain person. I was told that he was in the middle of a conference. I asked when did the conference begin and was told that the receptionist didn't know. I ...
  • Prayer-Time 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2014)
    There is an amazing chemical which doctors use to put people "under" for a short time for various procedures. They needle your arm and ask you to count backwards from one hundred. I did not make it to one hundred. When I ...
  • Storytime 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    There is the old saying that if you don't tell the stories you'll forget who you are. I spent seven years as Rector of our high school here in Omaha. The football team won the State Championship five years in a row. Now, ...
  • Tree of Life 

    Gillick, Larry, S.J. (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2015)
    The American Civil Liberties Union has cleaned up all the Nativity Stables on public property in our country, well almost. The humorous element to the whole thing is that they do allow, encourage Holiday or Christmas trees ...

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