Audio Enhancements

I have an enviably short commute from my home to my office, from 20 minutes on a problem-free day to a half hour on accident-blocked, school-bus-encumbered, construction-zone-plagued days. It’s a blessing, really. I am in awe of and completely nonplussed by those stalwart souls who endure daily commutes of...

Emerging Media

Franciscan Media has been buzzing lately about emerging media. Simplifying the phrase, emerging media is any form of new media that seems to be gaining momentum in regards to use by persons, organizations and industry. One example would be digital downloads of audiobooks. While audiobooks are not new, the...

Evangelization in the Style of St. Philip

The other morning during my devotions, I came across the story of St. Philip as he encountered the Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:26–40), following the resurrection of Jesus and his subsequent appearances to the disciples. First, while I’m familiar with this story, I surprised myself with how little I...

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...

Laughter: God’s Secret Medicine

I’m sure you’ve heard the same studies I have concerning the health benefits of laughter. It’s really quite extraordinary. Everything from our psychological state to cardiovascular health is improved—even greatly improved—by what early studies show to be just a few moments of...

Charity

Charity is a word that, to some extent, has taken on negative connotation lately. To some, a charity is an organization whose mission is making money. A “charity case” is some poor soul we stoop down to assist—perhaps with a sense of superiority or pity. Then again, we might be on the receiving...

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