Renewal Awaits

Like a gift waiting to be opened, renewal awaits as we face life after the pandemic. The vaccine is coming. I can’t wait. It is time to think about life after the pandemic. I hear talk about a “new normal.” While that sounds all right, I have a hard time defining “normal” since life is … Read more

A Meaningful Book Review

When my book, The Door to Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul, released, I was excited to hear how it would make a difference in the lives of others. Renewal is a topic that has meaning in my life, and I knew so many people were in need of it becoming a … Read more

The Door to Renewal

Thank you! Thank you, Launch Team! Thank you all who are readers of my blog! I am thrilled to announce, The Door to Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul (by, yours truly) is now out and available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Emerge Publishing. This blog, however, is not a sales … Read more

Benediction

I’ll never forget banging my head against the wall when I came to the end of my first book, May You Live in Christ: Spiritual Growth Through the Vision of St. Peter. How to finish a book may be every author’s worst nightmare. More to the point, how do you stick a fork in it … Read more

Pastor Jack and Mutual Affection

I still recall traveling with the youth from our parish on a mission to the Dominican Republic. We were all immediately aware of the oppressive heat. There was also the oppressive poverty. Our mission was outside of Barahona, in a Haitian refugee camp. Some of the sights, sounds and smells were difficult and depressing. In … Read more

Mutual Affection

What do you want to watch on television tonight? “I don’t care.” What do you want for dinner? “I don’t care?” Do you want to go to church? “I don’t care.” Have you noticed how many times a day we either say or hear the comment, “I don’t care?” From the mundane, to matters of … Read more