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 this […]

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 Endless […]

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 all […]

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 had […]