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Reflections

Finding God in our lives
is quite simple.
We just have to take
the time to look.

March 13, 2020

This is the worst lent ever. Or is it?

My family took an extended trip to Europe several years ago. As we planned for our month-long visit, we hoped everything would work out as planned, but the one thing we knew for sure was that something was going to go wrong. Actual...

February 24, 2020

 

“I just want you to fall in love again.”

This quote is from a print that I gave away as part of a Lenten package on Instagram, and I think it’s a great way to approach our Lenten practices this year.

We can give up chocolate, coffee (your family asked me to tell you, “P...

February 19, 2020

What are you doing for Lent? Is it going to help you get ready for Easter?

In my travels to the Holy Land, I realized in a new way that the story of salvation has many layers that build and support each other in incredible ways. 

The story of Jesus’ life, death, and resu...

April 22, 2019

At the beginning of Lent, I asked you what your Lenten practices were preparing you for. We have made it through the Last Supper, Jesus’ crucifixion, and the Resurrection of Easter, and today we arrive on Easter Monday. The tomb is empty, the price of sin has been paid...

April 20, 2019

When I was a child, one of the best parts of Christmas was going to sleep on Christmas Eve. The anticipation of Santa’s arrival was almost more than I could bear. I just knew that in the morning, there would be cookie crumbs on the plate, a half-drunk glass of milk, an...

April 19, 2019

[As we read the story of Good Friday in John 18:1-19-42], let me remind you that everything today seems to be backwards. Look for these moments and more as you read:

  1. Four hundred soldiers come to arrest one person, Jesus. Jesus is innocent of anything, by the way

  2. ...

April 18, 2019

Every year [on Holy Thursday], my family and I enter [adoration] and pray for a while after the main service has ended. Sitting with Jesus in His agony is a powerful and emotional moment for all of us. However, this year for the first time, I came back at the end to sp...

April 17, 2019

Holy Thursday has long been a day of debate in our family. Officially, Lent is over, and we move into what is called the Triduum. At issue is whether chocolate, coffee, Netflix, or whatever else has been given up for the last forty days is available for guilt-free cons...

April 15, 2019

Holy Week has begun, and if you haven’t gotten it yet, download your copy of my Stations of the Cross reflections here. This is an eventful and emotional week as we journey with Jesus to the Cross and beyond. Easter is coming soon!

April 12, 2019

On a normal Sunday, my family and I arrive a few minutes (or sometimes a few seconds) early for Mass. As we sit in our seats, each one of us has our own way to prepare for Mass. Whether with a prayer, saying hello to friends around us, looking over the readings for the...

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