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Out of the Darkness and Into the Light

**Note**I wrote this during Lent and before our recent move out of town. I believe the principles still apply to our everyday lives, regardless of season or time. A recent Lenten homily spoke to my heart in a profound manner.  Our rural Catholic community doesn’t boast of many grandiose things.  We are a humble church [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|1 Comment

Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World

I've had the honor of knowing Catholic author Jean Heimann for a couple of years. Her books are honest, thought-provoking, and deeply inspiring. She herself is a faithful woman, one who is gentle, deeply prayerful, and a trusted friend. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparition, Jean is launching a new book [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Book Reviews, Featured, spirituality|1 Comment

Facing and Fighting Our Fears

I can't help but notice that our world today is full of fear: ...of politicians and the aftermath of our presidential election; ...of whether or not their children will suffer, and if so, how; ...of what may or may not happen; ...and on and on it goes. Of course, this list is nothing new.  But [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|Featured, Lifestyle, spirituality|0 Comments

Holy Versus Secular Detachment

In a culture that presents detachment as a distant type of apathy or indifference, the word detachment itself procures distaste and disdain for those who are genuinely seeking to deepen their interior lives.  Yet detachment can be holy.  We hear the word in terms of surrender or abandonment, as in “surrender to God’s will” or [...]

By | March 29th, 2017|Faith and Family, Featured, spirituality|0 Comments

Couriers of Grace

I think all parents of disabled children have moments when they fear the future.  Our yes to life requires us to constantly advocate for our kids.  In Sarah's case, her health was always in the back of our minds.  Given her serious heart condition, she could live two more years or twelve.  We just didn't [...]