"Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done..." We pray that all the time, if we're believing Christians. It's part of the "Lord's Prayer" or the "Our Father," as we Catholics refer to the prayer. It's vitally important because these are Jesus' words to His disciples in response to their request that Jesus, "teach us how … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done…
This is me with my big brother, Mike. He used to tell people that he taught me how to slide into 2nd base and throw a football. I think he thought of me as his little brother when we were kids. Only 21 months apart, I looked up to him and wanted to do whatever … Continue reading About my brother
Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. I heard today that some historians think Francis may have suffered from a bipolar disorder. Or maybe from Post-Traumatic Stress. He wanted to be a Soldier once. He saw comrades die in battle and he was taken prisoner. Held hostage for about a year, till his … Continue reading No One Else Knows
I like to listen to podcasts in the car as I travel back and forth to classes. It's about a 40-50 minute drive most of the time. I also like to listen to various podcasts at the gym. Yesterday morning I listened to a Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast while working out on the … Continue reading Peloton
I hope and pray you can open this link to watch. If not, if you have Instagram, please go to #catholicconnect to view. And then share. I've got nothing to add. Just please watch and be amazed. Praise God for such a sweet soul as this. And God bless him and his family as they … Continue reading Romans 12:21
If you've been following me for more than a couple of weeks you know I love my contemporary Christian songs. Here's the latest. It's called Why God by Austin French. Watch the video. It's very moving. Love the song, of course. I actually like his little monologue prior to the music video the best. When … Continue reading Why God?
A servant-leader focuses primarily on the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. While traditional leadership generally involves the accumulation and exercise of power by one at the “top of the pyramid,” servant leadership is different. The servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop … Continue reading You are a born leader
I received this video from my dad in an email a couple of days ago. It's a beautiful little story about a humble, unassuming factory worker named Ben who pays his respects each day to the Lord. I don't want to spoil it if you haven't watched it yet. So go do that. I'll wait … Continue reading One, good friend
I just heard the Beatles singing Obladi Oblada on our Alexa. It came up on the Pandora "John Denver Station." Go figure. It's a fun, if strange, little song. It's got a bouncy rhythm and simple lyrics in the refrain anyway, so we can all join in. Which I do, being me. It brought back … Continue reading Life Goes On
I'm going back to graduate school next week. Yikes! I am almost positive that this is what I should be doing. In fact, the only trepidation is my own lack of confidence in my mental abilities at this point in life. I'll be 58 in a few weeks. What am I thinking? I started a … Continue reading How’d I end up here?