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My Blog Post Shared on Stay Close to Christ platform!

Greetings! Am SO very excited and pleased to announce that the folks over at Stay Close to Christ have shared my blog post, The Irreplaceable Importance of Fatherhood on their website for their audience! A link to the article on their website can be found here: Guest Post–The Irreplaceable Importance of Fatherhood If you are not familiar with the Stay Close to Christ ministry,  John and Kelly Roselle from Tulsa, Oklahoma began the company after marrying in the summer of 2017. The motto “Stay Close To Christ,” came from a phrase John used in the classroom teaching Theology. The company’s […]

Luxuriating in the Love of God

Two weeks after celebrating Pentecost, and more than eight weeks after Easter, to the casual observer who was to look at the daily life of many Christians, it would appear that they, along with the rest of the world, have “moved on” from remembering the great mysteries that were celebrated on the high feast days of the Sacred Triduum. For Roman Catholics, however, the liturgical year of the Church brings the great mysteries that are celebrated during the Sacred Triduum back to the forefront of our consciousness, particularly through the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi–or the Feast of […]

The Irreplaceable Importance of Fatherhood

As Father’s Day is celebrated this weekend, it caused me to reflect upon fatherhood, and it also brought to mind something that many people might not know—the IRREPLACEABLE importance of fathers regarding the spiritual lives of children, society and the world. This statement is almost revolutionary in our “everyone is equal” world that we are living in. A world that has tried its best to negate the role of men to merely a difference in chromosome. But the facts don’t lie. Fathers DO matter.   But for purposes of this post, let me focus upon what I consider to be the […]

New E-Course That Assists in Developing Holy Social Media Habits

Hello, Friends! In the spirit of helping to develop and grow in virtue each day, I am excited about a new e-course that was launched by CatholicsOnline that addresses one of the most challenging facets of our life–social media. Below is a description of the e-course from one of the course creators, Sara Estabrooks: This e-course is designed to help Catholics live out their faith more fully online, by being aware and intentional about what they post and what they consume, by setting healthy limits, and by looking for opportunities to integrate the faith with their social media use. This […]

Why Game of Thrones Gives Clarity, Inspires Greatness and Makes Us All Braver People

In the series finale of the epic fantasy television series, Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister, a character who throughout the series has been known for his insights and cleverness, argues for why Brandon Stark, who is now also the Three-Eyed Raven, should become the next King of Westeros. In a nutshell, Tyrion goes through all the many things that do NOT bring people together before pointing out the one thing that does–stories. Tyrion goes on to say: “There is nothing more powerful than a good story…nothing can stop it.” And Tyrion argues that this is why Bran should be king, […]

How One RSVP Can Change Your Life Forever

May is in full swing, and with it comes MANY invitations. Invitations to high school and college graduations, weddings, end of school year parties, Alumni or work-related BBQs, Volunteer appreciation dinners, etc. It can be rather overwhelming! But I recently was reading an article that was talking about the different metaphors to use to describe life, and one that was proposed was that life is a meal. See life as a meal. A fantastic, cozy meal. With good friends, family, loved ones – fascinating company. With great, delicious food. –Maartin van Doorn Although van Doorn was discussing a different way […]

God’s Story is OUR Story; And It’s A Love Story

One of the speakers for the upcoming Diocese of Birmingham Eucharistic Congress that will occur on June 28-29, 2019 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center is someone who many people may already be familiar—Dr. Scott Hahn. Dr. Hahn’s work in the field of Scripture study, particularly in compiling and sharing what is now commonly known as “Covenant Theology,” has brought thousands to a greater understanding of Salvation History. The story of God’s relationship with His people. His most recent work, Genesis to Jesus, the latest addition to the Journey Through Scripture video Bible Study series from the St Paul Center for […]