I’ve always enjoyed strong female characters in movies (strong female singers as well). I don’t know why. Maybe it reminds me of my own mom who, even to this day, seems capable of making lemonade out of the worst lemon. To put it bluntly, I’ve never been intimidated or threatened by strong women around me.* […]Read More The Real Wonder Woman
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 […]Read More Simple Faith
Have you ever walked into a cathedral? When I say "cathedral", I don't just mean your average Catholic church building. A cathedral is the seat of a bishop who has responsibilities that extend not just to his own parish community, but to perhaps an entire county or group of churches. This being the case, the […]Read More The Joy in Following Jesus: Sanctuary
It probably sounds odd for me to say this on a blog all about the Catholic faith, but I'm always a little fatalistic when telling people about Jesus. I love talking about Him, which is why I'm up to over 50 posts on this thing, but I don't have any illusions about how difficult it […]Read More The Joy in Following Jesus: An Intro
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 […]Read More Close Your Eyes and Jump
I can’t say that having an argument with a hard-core Reformation Protestant is on my Top 10 list of favorite free time activities. Maybe that’s why this post has taken a couple weeks to get out. Debating any theological issue that’s been debated for 500 years already is like banging your head against a brick […]Read More Keep Your Catholic Faith: What is the Gospel?
It’s the end of the school year here, and things have wrapped up pretty well. Our first day of legitimate summer was last Thursday, and it was a bit of a rough beginning. School ends, and we’re all like, “Now what?” But we’ll find our footing. But anyway, all the projects and report cards came […]Read More God’s Classroom