The Lenten Financial Challenge

We have begun Lent, the great time of opportunity to reassess our relationship with Jesus. This is a time of self-reflection, sacrifice, almsgiving, and prayer. So I throw a challenge to all of us, to focus our attention on God, get our house in order, and help others at the same time. What a great time to take […]

Lent’s Almost Over!

The 40 days of Lent are quickly drawing to a close. Hopefully during this time, we have been deepening our relationship with the Lord through prayer, fasting and almsgiving and discerning where God is leading us. If your Lenten practices haven’t measured up to your good intentions on Ash Wednesday, it is not too late […]

The Way of a Fool

As a way to get ready for today’s blog, I went to the American Bible Society website, choose the NABRE version of the Bible, including the Deuterocanonicals and did a word search on “fool.” The search results showed there were 219 verses related to the word “fool.”   Who knew the Bible had so much […]

What’s the One Thing in Your Box?

I am in the middle of an interesting books right now titled Half Time, authored by Bob Buford. It talks about that time in each of our lives when we step back and decide to keep going in the same direction we have been headed or we decide to make a change. It’s that moment […]

Give It Up!

Lent really snuck up on me this year, what about you? Feels like 2017 is flying by and Ash Wednesday crept up on us very quickly. This is the time of year when we focus on our prayer life, offer alms and practice self-denial in order to become closer to Christ through the 40 days […]

Money and The Seven Deadly Sins

We’ve just started the season of Lent, the 40 days before Easter in which Catholics pray, fast, and engage in acts of spiritual self-discipline. We do this in preparation for great feast of Easter, which celebrates the Resurrection of Christ. Easter is the greatest holy day of the Christian year (even above Christmas) and it […]

Thin Mints and Lent

The girl scouts are in front of the grocery store with those yummy cookies so Lent must be here. Have you ever noticed that girl scout cookie time and Lent seem to coincide each year? Maybe providing us with those thin mints right before many of us abstain from chocolate for 40 days is part […]