Choose to be Grateful

I admit that I am way too much of a whiner. It’s not too hard to come up with a list of things to whine about.  Every day has its new aches and pains, irritable people, tedious tasks and on and on.  I’m sure you have your own list.  It’s not something I’m proud of—I struggle with it every day...

Why So Serious?

For me, the go-to film to watch when I’m desperate for a laugh is Annie Hall. It’s Woody Allen’s masterpiece, and few other films make me laugh quite like this film. One scene in particular just levels me. Allen’s Alvy Singer—a jaded and suspicious New Yorker to his very bones—is trapped at a...

Cultures and Values Collide During Holy Season

I had a chance to get away with my wife to one our fave spots – New Orleans during a jazz festival. NOLA – a shorthand for New Orleans, La. – in April is a key destination for jazz fans with the French Quarter Jazz Festival in mid-April and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in late...

Patience: Under Construction

Our guest blogger today is Drew Savoy, a senior at Anderson University in Indiana. He studies communications with a journalism concentration. He works for The Andersonian (student newspaper) and also broadcasts baseball and basketball games for 98.7 WQME. A trip to London earlier this year has made me think...

The Season of Newness

It was a long Lent. I didn’t live up to my own resolutions for the season, for one thing. So Easter Sunday was especially joyful for me — it was a new beginning in so many ways. I found wisdom, comfort, and insight in some words written by Fr. Peter John Cameron in the April 2014 issue of Magnificat...

Desert wandering @ 10K feet

A couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to be traveling back from the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (LAREC) in Anaheim. The flight from west coast to east coast, as anyone who has done it can attest, is long and, in the best of situations, uneventful, with sleep, a bit of food, maybe a movie or a...

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