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How My Baby Brought Me to My Knees

The fussy, inconsolable Jake My 5 month old is a very cranky baby.  He’s often inconsolable and after hours of listening to him cry, I amRead more »

Silence in Music: God’s Lesson in Listening

Just this past Saturday I was chatting with a friend about the many distractions in our lives. The gist of the conversation was that weRead more »

The Case Against Teenage Dating

I have a confession to make. Several, actually. At least once a week, I’m too tired to cook so I let my kids “forage” forRead more »

Instilling Vocations and a Servant’s Heart

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Garbage in, garbage out. Birds of a feather flock together. What is the commonality ofRead more »

Defending Marriage

As Catholics, we all know the powerful spiritual nature of the Sacrament of Matrimony. In the Catechism we are taught: 1601 “TheRead more »

Confessions of an Alleged Mary Worshiper

If you’ve ever heard anything negative about Catholics, you’ve probably heard that we worship Mary above God. That goesRead more »

Come Holy Spirit

I can’t begin to tell you how many times I have been riding in my car, walking in a store, talking to a friend, watching TV, looking atRead more »

Crown of His Glory

Water babies. Soccer tots. Pee wee league. Club volleyball. Varsity football. March madness. Stanley Cup. Super Bowl. Olympics. From theRead more »

Charting is For Faithless Sissies

Gregor Mendel – Father of Genetics, Meticulous Catholic Charter, and Faithless Sissy I’ve had it. I’m tired of all thisRead more »

The Red Convertible

I’m sitting in my car, a common occurrence, as my mother runs into the store for ‘just a second’. My mind is drifting as I wait, knowing itRead more »

The Church Triumphant – Citizens of Heaven

If you are Catholic, you have heard the phrase “communion of saints” a lot, especially if you pray the rosary.  Have you ever stopped toRead more »

Family Vacation: A Survivor’s Guide

Here we go! It’s packing day or, should I say, packing week, here at the our house.  We are getting ready for our annual familyRead more »

The Devil Went Down to Georgia

The devil went down to Georgia He was lookin’ for a soul to steal He was in a bind, he was way behind He was willin’ to make aRead more »

NFP Is Just the Beginning

During my early years as a Catholic, I worked primarily in the natural family planning (NFP) ministry, as a teacher and eventually as aRead more »

911 for Your Marriage

Greg and Julie Alexander Is your marriage in trouble? Is it healthy? Either way, I have a book to recommend: Marriage 911 by Greg and JulieRead more »