Being small, thinking big in a benevolent universe

Have you ever had a chance to think about your role in the universe that is about an estimated 46 billion light years in radius and apparently expanding at an accelerating rate? We oftentimes consider that in this community of planets, stars, galaxies, let alone the world, our nation, city or town, that we...

My God and My All

Today’s guest blogger is Nick Luken, a second-year student at The Ohio State University, majoring in English and minoring in professional writing. Nick graduated from Roger Bacon, a Franciscan high school in Cincinnati, in 2012. With St. Francis’ feast day approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot...

The Blessings of My Crazy Life

If you’re looking for me on any given week, here’s my schedule to help you out: Monday is gymnastics. Tuesday is soccer and dance. Wednesday is more soccer. Thursday repeats Tuesday. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are more of the same. In between there are lunches to be packed, carpools to be...

The Minimalism Game

At the end of August, a friend challenged me to play the Minimalism Game for a month. I clicked on the link and discovered that for each day of the month, I would need to get rid of that number of things: one on Sept 1, two on Sept 2 and so on. My knee-jerk response was, “I can’t possibly do...

Archangels

Today is the Feast of the Archangels—Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. The feast reminds me of my experiences as a pastor of two parishes in the rural Philippines. Both of them had parish churches in towns located on the coastline of their respective island. St. Michael the Archangel was patron of the parish...

Your Attention, Please

In an ongoing quest to become more efficient and effective at life, I am reading a book entitled The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel J. Levitin. Levitin’s approach to the subjects of organizing ties it to the neurological structures of the human brain. He...

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