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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3 Tips to Discuss the Faith with Your Teenager

If you have ever had an argument with your teenager about the Faith, then you know how dangerous those waters can be. Perhaps you tried to answer a ‘simple’ question only to realize that your child was more or less baiting you on a topic that they felt very prepared for. Or perhaps after a […]

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You Will Find Dad at the Back

I just returned from a cold and brisk walk in the rain. And because I think mothers should get a break from time to time, I left Kyla at home while the kids and I travelled the back roads in search of interesting things. And we found them. We found salamanders and snakes, one hummingbird […]

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That Slide is Still Here

Last winter, Grandpa made an enormous, winter slide for our kids. Towering on our front lawn, it has two legs resting on the porch while the other two find their home somewhere in the grass. Needless to say, the kids love it, having given them many hours of fun as they took turns sliding down […]

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Beware the False Victim

I met a woman today who spent most of our conversation lying to me. She lied to me about what she knew and didn’t know. She lied to me about what she really cares about and what she is willing to do to get it. And she lied, sadly, about why she was about to […]

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