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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 […]

Making the Most Out of Our Monday

Happy Monday of the 2nd week of Easter! Had a full and busy few weekend that was bookended by two of the most anticipated pop culture events in the last decade as I went and saw Avengers: End Game… …and then watched the living battle the Night King and his army of the dead in the Battle of Winterfell in the final season of the Game of Thrones. So as to not give away any spoilers for those of you who may not have seen one or the other, let me simply share that in both of these stories, all […]

It’s Easter! So What Now? Getting Clear on Who We Are and What We are Called To Be During The Easter Season

Happy Easter! In fact, we are celebrating the Easter Octave all week–leading right up to Divine Mercy Sunday! So may the peace, joy and hope of the the Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ be with you today and always. Alleluia! Alleluia! Now that Lent is over though, you might be wondering, what’s next? How do I maintain the spiritual momentum I developed during Lent? Most days, we seem to live life in what seem to be “grey” areas, and it’s difficult to know if you’re doing well as a spouse, parent, friend, or a person. But if you are […]

GUEST POST: Hear His Voice And “Re-Turn” To The Lord

As we celebrate the Easter Octave, I wanted to share a reflection written by Eileen Keller, a friend from the Diocese of Charleston, SC, who has some beautiful advice about how we can continue to live out the joy, hope and peace of Easter. Enjoy! The Gospel of John 20:11-18 tells the account from Resurrection morning, where Mary Magdalene sits at the empty tomb, weeping in her grief.  John tells us Jesus spoke and twice she turned.  You could say she turned and re-turned.  She didn’t recognize him.  It was only when the second time he spoke to her that she heard him say her name, “Mary”, that she […]

Only 15 Days Left For Joan of Arc Comic Book Kickstarter Campaign!

Hey, Everyone! In case you were not aware, I am a HUGE fan of the work being done over at Voyage Comics. I made mention of one of their previous projects, The Monks of Skellig Michael, in a post a few weeks ago. (You can click here to see that post–Star Wars, Hope and Holy Week) Therefore, I wanted to share this message I received from Philip Kosloski about their latest project–a Joan of Arc comic book! If you are like me, you know how vitally important it is to support authentically Catholic projects that can inspire the hearts and […]