Making “Aha” Connections

February 16, 2016

Most of us like "Aha!" moments, when a teacher or writer or presenter combines facts in ways we hadn't noticed before. "Aha!" allows us to see the familiar with new eyes or see something new in a way that resonates deeply in our hearts, minds and souls. Sometimes the “Aha!” comes with a mystery, a puzzle, or a conspiracy theory, when an investigator puts together the clues and we see what really happened.

Tell God What You Want

June 14, 2016

“As He was leaving Jericho with His disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, He is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” Mark 10:46-51.

Mercy in a Box

October 4, 2016

I love being Catholic. To me, being Catholic is the greatest gift of my life—it’s sort of like being adopted by a wealthy family, and being welcomed into an opulent mansion and told it’s your new home. And one of my favorite rooms in that home is the confessional. You heard me right. I love confession, too. It’s mercy in a box—and it’s mind-bogglingly, head-spinningly, endorphin-pumpingly, splendiferously cool.

Internal Adoration

October 13, 2016

Let’s talk about what I mean by Internal Adoration. Just picture for a moment your favorite monstrance (for those unfamiliar with this, a monstrance is a sacred vessel that holds within it the sacred host of our Eucharistic Jesus for the purpose of adoring Him). So, you’re imagining your favorite monstrance, golden, shining, beautiful, or maybe yours is more simple—smaller, silver and plain.