What if…?

Our days tend to be filled with “what ifs” and “if onlys”: What if I had done it this way instead of that? If only I would have done it the other way… When we allow these types of questions to control our feelings and the way we live our life, we bring the ill effects of doubt, anguish,...

What Kind of Planner Are You?

We’re already two months into the new year! I’ve been looking at my goals and the ways that I track them, as well as how well I keep track of all the various tasks and projects on my plate these days. Confession: I’m a planner nerd. And while I love my iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air…...

A Little Touch of Spring

We’re back to cold temperatures here in Cincinnati this week, but last week we had a burst of warm, windy weather that gave everyone a little extra energy after a snowy slog through winter. I did several loads of laundry and squelched through the mud to hang sheets on the line. I don’t have a...

Pope Francis Addresses Pentecostal Pastors – From an iPhone!

My heart leapt for joy last week as this YouTube video of Pope Francis addressing a Pentecostal church pastors conference went viral through the Catholic blogosphere. I am posting it here because I believe it’s one of the most significant addresses Pope Francis has made in recent months. I must admit...

Reflections on the Stigmata

I begin my reflections on the mystery of the stigmata (bodily marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ) by confessing that the first person I think of as having such bodily marks, apart from Jesus, is St. Francis of Assisi, who died in 1226. As the founder of the Franciscan Order, St. Francis is...

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