If Today

What do you do when you come up against something that goes against your way of thinking? I have seen people respond in one of four ways:   To ignore it. To deny it. To discredit it. To wrestle with it.   Which one describes you? What have you done the last several times thisContinue reading “If Today”

The Rescue

It was a small thing, Barely visible to the eye; Easily trampled and kicked about, When it fell into the road Among the throngs Hurrying on their way Somewhere More important.   Rain falling; A torrent rushing, Sweeping fiercely, Forward flinging, Halting briefly On stones, In gullies, swirling— Lost in current.   Falling deeply EndlessContinue reading “The Rescue”

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

It was Sunday morning, and my wife and I were listening to a couple talk about how to tune up your marriage. At one point, they asked the audience to share what they thought was the most crucial ingredient for keeping a marriage healthy. Good communication, mutual respect, shared commitment, and praying together were allContinue reading “The Secret to a Happy Marriage”

Cultivating Joy

Jacob had just come away from a Christ Renews His Parish retreat, and he felt amazing! Over the weekend, he and other men opened up to each other in a way he had never done before. Jacob felt closer to God, too. His mood soared for several weeks, and he felt like he finally hadContinue reading “Cultivating Joy”