Catholic School is…

Imagine for a moment you are standing in front of a group of twenty to thirty sixth graders – 11 and 12 year olds staring up at you from their desks. They come from varying backgrounds. Some come from homes that are devoutly Christian. Others come from homes where Jesus is only mentioned when someone’s […]

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Elizabeth was old. So was her husband, Zechariah. Thankfully, though, they led a comfortable life. He was a priest, after all – an important one. So important in fact that, on a very special day on the Jewish calendar, he was the one chosen to enter the holiest place in the Temple. It was on […]

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Simple Faith

Something happened this morning I can't entirely explain. Or maybe it's that I don't want to explain it for fear of explaining it away. Have you ever had an epiphany, or some kind of movement in your spirit, and you know, you just know, something has changed? But the more you talk about it, the […]

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Close Your Eyes and Jump

I’ve never been a fan of the “prosperity Gospel.” And by that, I mean I don’t like the idea of holding a demand over God’s head – the whole “I do this, you do that” mentality. “I marry the woman you want me to, and you, God, make her extraordinarily beautiful, emotionally healthy, and the […]

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Mother Mary

I remember a few years ago, driving at night down 280. It’s this freeway that runs north and south in the San Francisco Bay Area, winding through rolling hills of trees and meadows. I think I was probably heading home from the hospital my wife was staying at, both of us having only recently come […]

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Dear Past Me

(Pic: Pikul Noorod/ At around December of 2013, my wife was diagnosed with a serious mental illness. This was after having our third child in three years, and since then, right up till just maybe a few months ago, it’s been like a constant storm in my life, and in our family, but not without […]

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