2017: The Year of Questions

When I thought of what to label 2017 as I write my year-in-review there were many ways it could have gone. The Year of "Healing," "Surviving," or even "Treading Along." But when I dug a little deeper I began to see the questions that arose in my life this past year. 2016 was a rough … Continue reading 2017: The Year of Questions

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Pure Joy

Joy comes in all shapes and sizes.  It comes in huge occasions and simple reminders. It comes in laughter and smiles. It can come through the familiarity of friends and family or the serendipity of strangers. Pure joy is the catalyst for hope when times are tough, faith when things are uncertain, and love when times … Continue reading Pure Joy

An Extra Day

Leap Day. February 29th. It comes once every four years – a novelty like a shooting star. It's somewhat extraordinary when you think about it. I say somewhat because science has boiled it down to a basic understanding. We really get 365 and 1/4 days each year so those quarters add up to an extra … Continue reading An Extra Day

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

Best day(s) of my life

If you had to pick the singular best day of your life, could you do it?  For some, certain days may stand out more than others.  There's the day you marry the love of your life, or welcome a new bundle of joy to the family.  There's days of achievement like graduations and job promotions … Continue reading Best day(s) of my life

#100HappyDays

It's a challenge set out to see if you could be happy for 100 days straight – sounds easy enough right?  Well, as it turns out over 70% of people who take on this challenge to post a picture everyday of one thing that makes them happy, fail. Most say that they are just too … Continue reading #100HappyDays