I was in college, three hours away from home, and I didn’t know a single person. Yet, in the course of six months, God had brought several of us together in a unique way, bonding us through our mutual love and passion for Jesus. Decades have passed and hundreds of miles separate us, but I […]

Division or Peace?

Just yesterday, a friend echoed what I have already heard on many occasions: that he has never seen our country so divisive as it is today. I have to agree. But, why? We have always been a diverse people. Electronic communication and information systems have never been better. I believe the reason for our growing […]

Fruitful Discipleship: Living the Mission of Jesus in the Church and the World — by Sherry A. Weddell

Sherry Weddell’s first book, Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus (OSV, 2012), immediately gained popularity among diocesan and parish leaders after its release in 2012. It said what many Catholics recognized but could not articulate: that the previous methods used to form Catholic disciples were no longer working and that a […]

Break the Silence

Do you know how it is when you realize you should do something but don’t? That list is longer than I care to admit. But the one on my mind today is the practice of talking to others about God. I don’t do it enough. Now, the odd part is, it’s not because I’m uncomfortable […]