A Matter of Perspective

When I take a step back from the stresses and challenges of my fairly ordinary daily life—family, work, home and car repairs, short-lived sickness, commuting, paying bills—I see that I’m pretty blessed. But when I’m in the midst of paying the bills or dealing with getting a car into the shop for...

Summertime: Convention Time

In a few weeks some of us will be heading to Somerset, New Jersey, for the Catholic Marketing Network convention (August 6-9). It’s always a full few days of networking, learning, and celebrating the wonderful world of Catholic books and gifts. This year, two of our Servant authors will be signing...

Digging up the Dead

We’re in the second week of the Easter season, our celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Gospels, especially Matthew’s, preserve for us several accusations of conspiracy by everyone from the disciples to the Roman soldiers set to guard the tomb of Jesus, in an attempt to disprove the...

Journey of the Soul

Have you ever wanted your favorite author to stop by your neighborhood and be able to talk with you and your friends and family members about things he’s thinking or working on? I had a chance to see at my Florida parish Father Richard Rohr not once but twice in four days at the end last month. The same...

O Holy Night

“Truly, he taught us to love one another.” I love the song O Holy Night, and that particular line from it is one of my favorite messages from all Christmas songs. I enjoy singing it together as a congregation, because during that verse I feel truly connected to my brothers and sisters in Christ. For one...

Music Is My Religion

The following article appears in the October issue of Liberty + Vine. Nowhere do Jimi Hendrix’s words ring more truely than at a music festival. For three days and nights I camped at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Emmylou Harris sang me to sleep as I slow-broiled in the Colorado summer heat. I walked on...

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