It’s All in Your Perspective!

Yesterday I looked out my home office window and noticed a stray German Shepherd walking down the street. I was sure it belonged to our neighbors, who operate a German Shepherd rescue out of their home. I grabbed my phone so I could call them and then I ran outside. When the dog saw me, he turned and came...

Hello 2014!

Another new year! Today I begin my fourth year at Servant Books, which is pretty hard to believe. With each year that passes, I’m even more grateful for the privilege of working in Catholic publishing, and I’m excited about the books we have coming out. With authors like Jeff Cavins, Anne Costa, Fr. Leo...

The Art of the Letter

Does anyone write real letters anymore? I know I used to write to several friends on a regular basis, and I always enjoyed receiving letters back. It was a time to pour a cup of tea, take a break, and catch up on their latest news. Now, I’m down to just one or two friends who communicate with me via...

Expressing Gratitude

I’ve been thinking about the importance of gratitude lately, about how important it is to remember to say “thank you” to God. And I’ve been reflecting on the 10 lepers that Jesus healed (see Luke 17:11-19). There they were, desperate for mercy and healing. They recognized Jesus and he...

The Grace of Confession

I have a confession to make. It’s been two years since my last confession. I used to attend monthly mornings of reflection where confession was part of the program. When those ended, I began going to evenings of reflection at a local church. Again, confession was offered. But then life got in the way,...

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