A Mother’s Love

"But behind all your stories is always your mother's story, because hers is where yours begins." — Mitch Albom There is nothing quite like a mother's love.  You feel it in the softness and warmth of their hugs.  You feel it in the smiles and laughs you share when something funny is said or done. … Continue reading A Mother’s Love

What is Love?

What is Love?  Is it something like makes you break the law like when Ted steals that blue french horn for Robin? Is it something that pushes your endurance like when Ross races to three different airports to get Rachel off the plane? Or is it persistent like when Cory wouldn't give up on Topanga … Continue reading What is Love?

Sharing in Sacraments

Sacraments.  You may hear the word and automatically think of Baptisms and First Communions, but there are some other types of sacraments that we far too often overlook.  Believe it or not, if we don't pay attention we may just bypass sacraments multiple times a day! I'm talking about "Small S Sacraments" or those occurrences, … Continue reading Sharing in Sacraments

Love Is The Best Thing We Do

A powerful line from my favorite TV show, How I Met Your Mother, "Love is the best thing we do," seems to be the truest statement about love.  I was lucky enough to see this personified as I stood in witness to the marriage of my brother Paul and his wife Katie. When Katie entered Paul's … Continue reading Love Is The Best Thing We Do

Building a Family

In a world where couples can barely stayed married overnight, I am proud to say my parents have recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. My parents were married on August 22, 1980. My dad was 22 and my mom was 20, four years later they had my brother Paul.  Three years after that came Ashley, … Continue reading Building a Family

Burning bridges

Bridges are meant to be built, not to be burned.  But what about the bridges that keep us in too much of a place of comfort, or one that blocks us from our fullest potential? Bridges, in how I've thought of them, are the relationships, experiences and places that act as gateways for our own … Continue reading Burning bridges