The Power of Gratitude

Some days things just seem to be out of sync — disappointing news, difficulties with family or colleagues, feelings of sluggishness or exhaustion. Sometimes there’s a stretch of days like this. My week started out this way, and I soon had a little litany of misery, small and not-so-small...

Christmas in July

So far it’s been a hectic summer in my world, with lots of travel and a move thrown in. Time for relaxing has been hard to come by. I’m sure that’s the case for many of us — life just seems to get busier all the time. And in the midst of the chaos, a little book appeared in my mailbox — A...

Catholic Marketing Network coming up!

The Catholic Marketing Network will hold its 2014 International Trade Show in Chicago on July 29th – August 1st. “We’re very excited about returning to Chicago,” said CMN President Alan Napleton. “We last held our CMN summer event in Chicago in 2003 and it was our largest gathering ever so we think...

Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Convention

Conventions are a part of many of our lives. They are exciting, full of new possibilities, intentional networking, and learning opportunities, and often exhausting. So how do you get the most out of a crowded convention? Here are some tips for maximizing your time: Sign up for some workshops being offered,...

The Season of Newness

It was a long Lent. I didn’t live up to my own resolutions for the season, for one thing. So Easter Sunday was especially joyful for me — it was a new beginning in so many ways. I found wisdom, comfort, and insight in some words written by Fr. Peter John Cameron in the April 2014 issue of Magnificat...

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