There is No Silver Bullet

'Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.' Colossians 3:2 Some feel like if they only had this or that, won the lottery, or got rid of something else they would be complete, or at least better off than they are now. For example, an increase in pay or new job, a … Continue reading There is No Silver Bullet

Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Yesterday the valley where I live experienced an unspeakable tragedy.  Two of our beloved journalists were gunned down on live television:  Alison Parker and Adam Ward.  Our community is heartbroken. Vicki Gardner, the person being interviewed by Parker, was seriously injured.  She is a member of one of our local parishes.  Yesterday's heartbreak also called to mind … Continue reading Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them

Everyday Stewardship / Answering the Question of “Why?”

He willed to give us birth by the word of truth that we may be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of a man does not accomplish the righteousness of God. Therefore, put … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship / Answering the Question of “Why?”

Back to School Stewardship

As of yesterday, all of my children are now back at school. I have one college student that started a few weeks ago, a middle schooler that started last week, and a high schooler that started yesterday. Wow, is my home office a lot quieter! All this quiet allowed me to think a bit about … Continue reading Back to School Stewardship

Paying Attention

from Teresa Keogh, The Main Thing guest blogger Yesterday a friend and I went on a cliff top walk on the beautiful island of  Madeira, where we are holidaying for a week. At one point, out of breath we stopped and looked at the stunning views out to sea. Turning, I looked at the rock … Continue reading Paying Attention

Everyday Stewardship / Don’t Quit

Then many of his disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the spirit … Continue reading Everyday Stewardship / Don’t Quit

Is Christ Cool?

The Problem Catholics are leaving the Church at an unprecedented rate. Pew Research indicates that currently for every one that enters the Church, six leave. Many feel that weak catechesis since Vatican II has left Catholic adults/parents uninformed about their faith. The result is a younger culture with a general lack of Catholic identity. Some … Continue reading Is Christ Cool?

Then Come, Follow Me

The Gospel reading for today features the young man who asks Jesus, "What good must I do to gain eternal life?" After a brief conversation about keeping the ten commandments, Jesus tells him the final thing he must do to gain that which he seeks, telling him, "Sell what you have and give to the poor, and … Continue reading Then Come, Follow Me