life

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Too Busy And Overwhelmed? Want More Out of Life? You NEED To Do This…

I just finished reading a great book by Anthony Moore, a personal growth and self-improvement author on Medium, entitled, What Extraordinary People Know: How to Cut the Busy B.S. and Live Your Kick-Ass Life. I personally think Anthony knocks it out of the park in his straightforward and no-nonsense presentation about what is necessary to live the life you truly desire. He does this by brilliantly breaking down the process of how to discover the life you’ve always imagined into three parts–where you are now, how to break free of your current circumstances, and then concludes with how to continue […]

In The Wake Of Failing Schools, Why Aren’t There More Montessori Schools?

Was reading a really well researched article about Montessori education and it caused me to wonder why, in the wake of our failing education system, are there not more Montessori schools in our communities? Our youngest son was the beneficiary of attending a Montessori school from age 3 through kindergarten, and I would advocate for every parent to at least consider Montessori if it’s an option in your area. Anyway, enjoy the article, and would love to know your thoughts about it! https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/06/29/montessori-schools-are-exceptionally-successful-so-why-arent-there-more

Gratitude Cultivates Many Blessings In Our Lives

I was quietly sitting beside a small lake near our house this evening, and I was struck by how absolutely beautiful this world is, and how grateful I am to experience it. So I think it is no coincidence that I also had the opportunity to read a short article by Charlie McKinney of Sophia Institute Press entitled Gratitude Brings Many Blessings which highlights the ways that gratitude impacts our lives. He highlights in particular that gratitude increases humility and charity, is contagious, and finally, that it nurtures holiness. For myself, I can attest to the reality of all of […]

The Truth About Multitasking and Your Spiritual Life

I was just read an absolutely BRILLIANT article about multitasking and the impact it has on your spiritual life by Claire Dwyer (you can find it here– St Francis de Sales and Multitasking), and it really hit home HARD. In particular, it reminded me that in order to put “first things first”, then we need to be about those things with God, before we can even begin to attempt to do things for, or what is even better, to work alongside Him in the vineyard. I hope you find Claire’s article as thought provoking as I did, and I also […]

Say Yes to Holiness Newsletter #20

To assist you in your growth towards holiness… Say Yes to Holiness Newsletter #20 Greetings, my Fellow Pilgrims on the Way! Food for the Head “Let the Word of God come; let it enter the church; let it become a consuming fire, that it may burn the hay and stubble, and consume whatever is worldly; there is heavy lead of iniquity in many; let it be molten by divine fire; let the gold and silver vessels be made better, in order that understanding and speech, refined by the heat of suffering, may begin to be more precious.” — St. Ambrose […]

Say Yes to Holiness Newsletter #19

I just realized that I have neglected to post my weekly Say Yes to Holiness newsletters here on my blog in addition to sending them out as a weekly email. (Duh!) My Newsletter is designed to inspire, encourage and challenge people to strive to live lives of holiness in the midst of the challenges, joys, and struggles of daily life. I will try to rectify my oversight going forward, but in the interim, please enjoy my latest newsletter that I sent out this week. God bless! Say Yes to Holiness Newsletter #19 Greetings, my Fellow Pilgrims! Food for the Head […]

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 […]

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 […]