Stand strong, Stand Bold and Stand up!


WOW... What a crazy time to be living in America... The hatred runs deep and fast... In all my years on the earth, I have never seen such out right hatred... Hatred of country, hatred of government, hatred of each other and hatred of God... Hatred seems to be the new norm, sad, but I … Continue reading Stand strong, Stand Bold and Stand up!

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Can Human Free Will and Divine Predestination Both be True? : The Integrated Catholic Life™


A good read... Denying human free will, on the other hand, would cut out something immediately essential to the Christian life: personal responsibility. If I am a robot, even a divinely programmed robot, my life no longer has the drama of real choice and turns into a formula, the unrolling of a pre-written script. God … Continue reading Can Human Free Will and Divine Predestination Both be True? : The Integrated Catholic Life™

Road to Redemption: How to Overcome Feeling Sorry for Yourself


Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. -Dale Carnegie What can we do about this, how can we change our own outlook on our own life? How do we stop feeling sorry for ourselves, stopping the self-pity and self loathing?  … Continue reading Road to Redemption: How to Overcome Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Are you the Fox: A Lenten Reflection


Image via Wikipedia 31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will … Continue reading Are you the Fox: A Lenten Reflection

Take Courage: A Lenten Meditation


25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter … Continue reading Take Courage: A Lenten Meditation

Quiet: A Lenten Reflection


“Teach me, and I will be quiet; show me where I have been wrong. Job 6:23-25 (NIV) This past weekend I attended a silent retreat offered by Miles Christi religious order of Brothers and Priest. This was the first silent retreat I have ever been on, and anyone that knows me, knows I love to … Continue reading Quiet: A Lenten Reflection