What you do **MATTERS**
Every action we take, every decision, makes a profound difference to the entire world. We think we can do anything we want, because “it really doesn’t make a difference”. We rationalize away our sins this way saying “it doesn’t really hurt anyone”… but is that really true? One of my favorite movies is “It’s a […]Continue Reading
Sometimes it’s a little tough to maintain your faith. Bad things happen, right? But where is it written that because we follow Christ we’re supposed to have things easy? If I recall correctly, Jesus said “If the world hates you, remember it hated me first…” He also said “pick up your cross DAILY and follow […]Continue Reading
Joy in the midst of trials.
These past couple of years have been sort of insane — we’ve dealt with covid and lockdowns, we’re dealing with runaway inflation, and it just seems life is becoming so much more difficult, right? In the past couple of years I’ve been focusing on self-development, have become a certified coach, and worked on my own […]Continue Reading
Crisis in the Church.
Well, here we are again. People are shocked, lives are shattered, shepherds have shown themselves to be untrustworthy. We ask ourselves, “Are we not doing things right?” – “I thought we fixed this”…. “We have rules and procedures to prevent these things now”. I submit to you that this is not a procedural problem, but […]Continue Reading
The value of a person.
I started thinking that maybe God could have done it better if after we reached adulthood, we could get these old decrepit bodies in our twenties, then work backward to the physical health we had then. It would be SO much better if we could have the health we had in our twenties, and the […]Continue Reading
The Rosary — the sword of our faith.
Catholics *used* to be seen with their rosary in hand… it used to be one sign of a Catholic. Unfortunately, it seems to have fallen “out of fashion”. I think we need to reconsider what we’re neglecting. In today’s world, many Catholics, protestants, and even non-religious can see how messed up the world is, […]Continue Reading
Falling… and getting back up!
Each of us fails. That’s no secret. But do we always get back up? It’s easy to wallow in self-pity, or get discouraged – but that’s not what we’re meant to do. Jesus gave us the example. He fell three times carrying his cross. He didn’t fall in new and spectacular ways when he fell […]Continue Reading
What will my legacy be?
As I think about my life, I can look and see all my possessions, that will be left to my children when I die. However, is I have to ask myself, is this all there is? Is this all I’ve managed to do with my life? Is this all I have to give? I think […]Continue Reading
What can I do?
Jesus called people to follow him. What does that mean exactly? What does that mean for ME? Ok, two thousand years ago, people wandered around around Galilee with Jesus listening to him teach, right? That’s what he meant, right? Well, not exactly — that’s only partially correct. Jesus wanted the disciples to follow him… to […]Continue Reading
What really matters?
Success is a strange thing. As I was younger, I used to think that all this different “stuff” would make me happy. Good job, a house, nice vehicles… Strangely, though, it didn’t. I had seemingly “everything” – but I didn’t have (or much want) a relationship with God. I went through the motions, but honestly […]Continue Reading