Month: August 2012

You Want Me to Do What?

  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” ~Isaiah 55:8-9~ I am learning the truth of this the hard way.  Lately God has been asking me…

We are Gathered Here to Celebrate…

Today(August 15th) is a very special day.  It is the day of my little(only in age at this point) brother’s birth.  Every year we celebrate this special day by going to Mass(sheesh he always gets special treatment).  Wait a second… I know what you’re thinking readers and yes I do know that my brother shares…

I Can't Get No Satisfaction

I went on a retreat this past weekend.  It was one of those super secret ones, so I can’t say much about the goings on(it was an ACTS retreat – go if you have a chance!), but I had some revelations throughout the experience that I wanted to share with you.  This was one of…

You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Lately, the word freedom has been thrown around an awful lot.  As  is often the case with overuse of words, the meaning of this word has been twisted until we have lost sight of its true meaning.  As I’ve written in the last few posts, freedom is about being your true self.  As much as…

Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin

  At the risk of being just another voice among the din that is discussion about homosexuality, I am feeling compelled to address an important distinction in Christian belief.  It has occurred to me that my last post leads to some interesting conclusions and the chance to share a song from my favorite band! The…

Defying Labels in Favor of Our True Selves

Being a writer, I pay attention to words a lot and I think how we say things is important.  One area I’ve especially been sensitive to is that of labeling ourselves and talking about who we are.  A few years ago my Dad pointed out that we are human beings, not human doings.  This has always seemed…

Love Stories Suck – We Demand the Real Thing

One of the greatest things about college was the supportive Catholic community.  Since graduating and returning home I’ve been thirsting to have that kind of community again.  In his perfect timing he has more than answered my prayers, by sending some great people my way.  I recently met one of my fellow Chi Rho volunteers…

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