Because I’m Happy!

The song “Happy” from the movie Despicable Me 2 was a huge hit last year. It was even nominated for an Oscar. But as catchy as the tune is, there were/are tons of people who detest it. I’m not one of them. I’m not because I think we need more focus on being happy–even if the...

Love Unconditionally

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a graduate of Anderson University in Indiana. He has a degree in communications with a journalism concentration. Loving strangers is hard; loving your enemies is harder. I work for a mental health facility that serves children, and I sometimes find it hard to show...

Happy Fourth!

On this day, I always reflect on the freedoms that we have living in the United States of America. Working at Franciscan Media, one I think about especially often is freedom of religion. Today, I pray in thanksgiving for my freedom of religion, and I pray that others who are persecuted for their beliefs may...

Grateful for Freedom

About two weeks ago, I heard the first of the street fireworks, signaling the beginning of summer and the fact that July 4th is on the way. You can’t buy much more than garden variety fireworks in this area, so the worst of what we have around here are the types of things that go “bang!”...

Soccer Mania

Like many Americans I am finding myself caught up in all the coverage of the World Cup Soccer tournament.  As I’m writing this we are awaiting the match between the United States and Belgium.  By the time you read this there will either be soccer euphoria if the US is victorious or there will be soccer...

Bathtub Reading

My bathroom is tucked under the coombed ceiling of my top floor, so instead of taking a quick shower in the morning, I allow time for a leisurely bath. And I always have one or more books designated at “tub reading.” These titles tend to be thoughtful, reflective kinds of books, something to...

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