Summertime: Convention Time

In a few weeks some of us will be heading to Somerset, New Jersey, for the Catholic Marketing Network convention (August 6-9). It’s always a full few days of networking, learning, and celebrating the wonderful world of Catholic books and gifts. This year, two of our Servant authors will be signing...

Books, Books, Books!

Working in product development here at Servant Books, I’m always looking for new concepts that will strike a chord with our readers. Many of our authors have a steady stream of new ideas, and it’s both challenging and rewarding to be able to develop some of these into attractive, inspiring...

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...

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