God Gave You

Several months back, I was at an event sponsored by the Athenaeum of Ohio. Even now, I still think about the brief talk that Fr. O’Cinnsealaigh gave that evening. During his talk, he mentioned praying to God about all the pain and hurt and suffering that goes on in the world—from natural disasters to the...

An Unexpected Ending

Last month, we exhibited at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. Though I love attending conventions for Franciscan Media, they also can be quite stressful—especially when you are in charge. It was on Saturday, February 23, that I found myself in a bit of a pickle. I had set up a luncheon for some...

Make It A Great Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! This is and has been a favorite holiday of mine—whether single or in a relationship. What made it special was not if I received flowers, chocolates, or jewelry. What made it special was making a particular effort that day to let those I loved know that I loved them. I had my list...

Stressed Spelled Backwards

Do you ever feel like you’re two straws past the one that broke the camel’s back? I consider myself to be pretty easy going. I don’t freak out too easily and I can usually manage to get done everything I need to within an acceptable time frame. So, when I do hit that breaking point…it is not good....

Are You Jesus?

I recently received an email from my mom that got me thinking. It’s one of those stories where fact or fiction is not important. It’s the heart of the story that really matters. I’d like to share it with you. A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago. They had...

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