Overwhelmed

  It seems to me that today is one of those days when the only consistent and reliable thing is that everything I touch won’t go away. And when you have a task list as long as your arm, from writing to video production to administrative duties to talk preparation and so on, the very […]

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The Jews Understand Jesus

  I was studying the Scriptures today as per my routine and I was reminded yet again of the fascinating way that the writers of the New Testament appeal to the Jewish reader of the time. There are parallels drawn between Jesus and Moses, Jesus and David, Jesus and Adam and so on. There is […]

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Those Terribly Human Signs

Just the other night, I had the pleasure of once again sitting down to one of life’s greatest pleasures, that of course being the reading of theology. And through the various musings put forward by the author, some of which were dry of course, one obvious and exciting truth in his writings struck me again […]

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The Goat is Out

Now I don’t usually admit this, but I have a goat. Sure, he’s not only mine. After all, the whole family enjoys his antics, admires his cuteness, and of course attends to the duties that he forces upon us. And while most of the time he is a barrel of laughs, lately he has been […]

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Its Okay Guys

I was wrestling with my three year old, Caleb, and I was doing my best to be scary. Truth be told, I was attempting to be a force to be reckoned with, something that crawled out of one of our adventure books, the kind of beast that turns the ordinary men and women who have […]

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Stuff Breaks

Stuff breaks. Yes, I know that. And as a father of eight children, running around under the age of thirteen, our stuff breaks faster than most. There was the industrial quality fan that I purchased, supposedly able to take a beating and survive; well ours didn’t. There was the nice new faucet that grandpa bought […]

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In Between the High Points

Trips are good. The one I am currently on, for example, provides nothing unique in terms of the company, the destination, or even the length of time away, but oddly it is still special because of what a trip represents. Just think about the words we have used in the past to describe such elongated […]

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The Point of It All

    There’s a moment we all feel I’m sure of it, when we ask ourselves something like, “what is the point of it all?” And we tend to think our answer to that question has something to do with how our morning went, or the stresses we are undergoing at work, or perhaps a […]

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Lessons from a Bird

  I have never been one for bird watching. Perhaps I find their erratic movements to jarring or maybe their sweet songs often used in musical and movie alike have never struck a chord with me. I don’t know. All I know is that when birds show up I tend not to notice, and if […]

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Your Next Four Homilies Should Begin This Way

Great homilies have the ability to change lives, to mend hearts, and ultimately to bring your parishioners back on a road that leads to heaven. And chances are that you have preached a homily like this at least once or, if you are exceptional, then many times. The question is, what made each homily great? […]

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