Bringing Home the Word

Do you ever have those moments when something simple makes you say, “Hey, wait! I think that was God talking to me just then”? That happened to me last week at work, when I was doing some proofing for my colleague Diane. Diane writes Bringing Home the Word, a product many parishes use to help...

Fire and Glue

St. Augustine had it so right, didn’t he? Our hearts truly are restless until they rest in God. And our lives are a perpetual search for God and for the peace that comes with knowing God. Earlier this year, I heard a talk with Father Ron Rolheiser, who addressed that restlessness as he spoke about...

Isn’t It Ironic?

I recently watched a hilarious YouTube video (alert: some language is not suitable for a family blog) in which a young Briton discusses how he and his generation, the Millennials, are losing themselves to irony. He notes how he speaks in tweets and hashtags to the point that he’s lost sight of...

The Power of Kindness

Be kind. It sounds simple enough, but the impact of it can be so overlooked. Really, that’s all it takes. Just be kind. Be friendly, generous, compassionate. See the people you encounter as gifts in your day, and be kind to them. Last week a friend sent me a link to a blog post that reminded me of this...

‘Because You Can’

In 2010, I trained for the Chicago Marathon, and it remains one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, physically and mentally. For months I was exhausted, at times frustrated; I was nervous, excited, worried, and exhilarated. Midway through my training program, I was feeling especially tired and...

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