Passion

I spent last week at a trade show for Catholic publishers and book store owners. The normal buying and selling was going on, but I found inspiration in the conversations I had with authors, bookstore owners, distributors, and other Catholic businesses. Each one has their own little corner of ministry. As I...

Choose to be Grateful

I admit that I am way too much of a whiner. It’s not too hard to come up with a list of things to whine about.  Every day has its new aches and pains, irritable people, tedious tasks and on and on.  I’m sure you have your own list.  It’s not something I’m proud of—I struggle with it every day...

A Lenten Lesson from Traffic Court

On a cold, winter Saturday morning I drove around a curve and was hit smack in the eyes by the very bright sunrise.  I struggled to adjust to the light and saw that the upcoming light was green so I thought I was good to go.  What I failed to notice in the blinding sun was the car stopped at the green...

Weathering the Winter

This weekend I was backing out of the driveway, past the towering mounds of snow, and wondering if anyone has ever been swallowed alive by an avalanche in their own driveway.  I realize that is unlikely to happen, but it is a sign of the mood I’m in.  I’m sick and tired of snow and ice and weather...

Who Me? Angry?

I’ll never forget my response a few years back during a conversation with my spiritual director.  He said “You’re mad as heck about something and I don’t know what it is.”  Excuse me?  Anger?  Me??? I’m the mild-mannered one, the one who laughs things off.  I’m not angry—or am I? Those...

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