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March 29, 2020

What is a “word”? Is it only a symbolic reference? Is it, when spoken, just some arbitrary sound we make, a noise to which we attach a meaning that we could have attached otherwise? Is “dog” something we made up? Or is “dog-ness” something substantial - something reall...

March 18, 2020

In a time of great uncertainty and fear, I am as tempted to anxiety and even panic as anyone else. Perhaps I should instead take seriously some advice I just came across from a man who was far more acquainted with suffering than I am - C.S. Lewis. Commenting on how he...

March 15, 2020

An ancient Midrash legend tells of Abraham in his early life, living in Ur of the Chaldees in Mesopotamia, "the land between two rivers" (Tigris & Euphrates).


Abraham was the son of Terah, a man who earned his living as an idol maker. Day in and day out, Terah worked d...

March 1, 2020

These incredible insights from Saint Augustine blew my mind this morning so I had to share!

Commentary of St Augustine on Psalm 60

In Christ we suffered temptation, and in him we overcame the Devil

Our pilgrimage on earth cannot be exempt from trial. We progress by means...

February 16, 2020

A war rages within us. In this combat, as in all earthly struggles, it is essential to possess the proper tools: ammunition, strategy, composure, and the appropriate armor. But there is no such thing as "an army of one". Perhaps the most important resource a soldier ha...

February 2, 2020

Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)


Now,...

January 19, 2020

"Enduring courage; strength of character in bearing pain with patience or in meeting danger undauntedly."


Strength. Not only of body, but of will and spirit and mind. Guts, gusto, what have you. I feel as though fortitude appears in my own life in brief, momentary flas...

January 5, 2020

Coming to terms with God's call to obedience is a difficult undertaking for me most of the time. At first glance it may seem easy: obey God, for he is God. My fears should seem small when compared with his glory, but when I honestly assess them it turns out that they'r...

December 22, 2019

A season returns with a promise of hope -

A promise made to man by his Maker.

Behold, to us is sent a King for all ages,

And to Him be glory and praise forever.

From His glorious throne in Heaven’s heights

God gazed down upon the world of His making.

In sorrow He saw the dis...

December 8, 2019

As noted Catholic author and speaker Matthew Kelly has emphasized, “Simplicity is the key to perfection.” I tend to focus on God and only notice his bigness. I pay attention to his power, his glory, his majesty. But the paradox is that God is as simple as he is complex...

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