Father Bob Traupman

Welcome to the Twentieth Anniversary Year of the Arise Reflection Letter and our first online edition.

It is a reflection / letter, not a newsletter.

What I offer are my own personal reflections on God’s Word for which I have an insatiable hunger and thirst

It is my hope that, my words may elicit your own thoughts and feelings on a deeper level. It is your thoughts and feelings, your prayer, which is important, not mine.

So why not take a few moments of quiet to nourish your soul.

I am never afraid to seek God’s word to us on difficult topics. The issue here is based on the one written on September 1, 2001. It was entitled Coping with Uncertainty.

I hope it will help you reflect on the deeper questions of our present serious uncertainty and help us seek the spiritual strength, wisdom and courage to be prepared for whatever may come.

I hope it will prompt us to get down on our knees and seek God first rather than money.

I would be honored to have you as a regular reader. Arise will appear monthly with shorter reflections in my blog I’m here to offer Gospel-based reflections to steer our lives and families through the days ahead, again whatever may come.

With love, esteem and affection,


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Coping with Uncertainty

Coping with Uncertainty
© bob traupman 2007. all rights reserved.

The Gospel teaches that . . .

. . . you never know. You never know what tomorrow will bring. Or for that matter, what the next moment will bring. The stability that you and I have acquired could be cut from under us at any moment.

How well do we face uncertainty? How will we cope if we are hit by a hurricane or a tornado or a fire or a flood, or if we face foreclosure on our home? Sudden events . . .


Please note: I have recently moved from St. Augustine to Fort Lauderdale so here is an update of my contact information. (My earlier notice sent on August 27 is incorrect.

Please update your records.

Bob Traupman, priest / writer
2999 NW 48th Avenue, Apartment 251
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33313

spiritseven@comcast.net or arise7@me.com
954-533-4478
http://www.spirit7.com