Dealing with Bad Days

What do you do when you’ve had a really bad day? It happens to all of us. Sometimes days just seem to go south. I had one of those days recently (I’ll spare you the details), and I began to reflect on how to deal with days like this, as opposed to merely giving in to discouragement and...

Ready to Soar

There’s an osprey nest across the street from our house, high up on a utility pole. First there was an osprey couple (I learned that ospreys mate for life), and now there is an osprey family. There’s just one baby, but it’s been fun to watch its progress and growth. This week we can observe...

What Makes Good Friday Good?

What’s so good about Good Friday? Why would the day Jesus suffered such a painful death be called “good”? I did a little research, and I discovered that there are several theories, but the answer is still unclear. One that made sense to me is that the word “good” in this context...

Our Great Catholic Church

This past week many of us from Franciscan Media had the opportunity to attend the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, held in Anaheim at the convention center. With approximately 180 speakers, countless workshops, many publishers and retailers on the show floor, and over 40,000 attendees, this was a...

Into the Mystery!

In a few weeks, a team from Franciscan Media will be heading to sunny Anaheim for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress. This will be my third time attending, and I’m once again excited about the possibilities. I love the theme for this year: “Enter the Mystery”; on LAREC’s...

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