Computers, Candy, and Distractions

Some friendships seem timeless, even a little eternal. After all, don’t we all reconnect with some people we haven’t seen in years, and after 10 minutes or so, it’s as if the intervening years never happened? This happened to me recently when I drove to rural Iowa to see a Trappist monk and a...

What if…?

Our days tend to be filled with “what ifs” and “if onlys”: What if I had done it this way instead of that? If only I would have done it the other way… When we allow these types of questions to control our feelings and the way we live our life, we bring the ill effects of doubt, anguish,...

A Little Touch of Spring

We’re back to cold temperatures here in Cincinnati this week, but last week we had a burst of warm, windy weather that gave everyone a little extra energy after a snowy slog through winter. I did several loads of laundry and squelched through the mud to hang sheets on the line. I don’t have a...

Feeding the Hungry

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. When I talk about how college is different from home, I usually only talk...

The Beauty of Winter

Don’t you love the beauty of a blanket of snow? Tall trees, bushes, fields, and buildings glistening in crystal-like perfection. And isn’t it wonderful that God made each snowflake unique? People may complain about the cold and the snow but I have yet to meet one person who could argue about how...

YOLO

If it wasn’t for my teenage daughter, I wouldn’t have any clue what that acronym means. It means “You only live once.” I like that. I like to be challenged to seize every moment, and see it as a gift from God. That is why this weekend, I am heading to St. Louis with my family to...

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