It’s Just Not in the Cards

The great news: My grandfather, love of my life, turned 91 today! The bad news: I had to try to find him a birthday card. UGH! There I stood in the store, faced with zillions of choices for every occasion—except my grandfather’s birthday. If I were a 6-year-old, I’d have plenty of options for...

A Lesson in God’s Grace

 “Broke. Not Broken.” That was the message on a sign—corrugated cardboard with lettering in black marker—held by a panhandler on a street in San Diego. I was heading back to the airport following a conference there in June. The conference was a meeting of the National Conference of Catechetical...

Driving Miss Susan

For the past couple weeks, I’ve not been able to drive due to some medical issues. That means I’m at the mercy of friends and family to transport me wherever I go. At first I felt awful about the whole situation. I felt I was inconveniencing people and being a burden. I’m beholden to them...

Babes in Bikinis

We’ve all seen little baby girls wearing bikinis in the kiddie pool on a hot summer day. No big deal, right? They’re cute as can be with their pudgy little Michelin Man thighs and their round bellies jutting out over their diapers, jutting out over their bikini bottoms. It’s really not a...

What is the American Dream?

Hot debate is everywhere these days on the topic of America. What does it mean to be an American? Who is an American? What does this country stand for? How do we define life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? The answer is found in gangsta-rapper-turned-media-icon Snoop Dogg. No, seriously It sounds...

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