Balancing Act

From the mouths of babes comes the truth…How many times have we heard that saying? What’s your response? Shrug it off with a smile? Let it go in one ear and out the other? Chuckle a little bit while wishing it was just that easy? As the Jack Nicholson character said, “You can’t handle the...

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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