GIFTS WE CAN GET FROM THE THREE WISE MEN

The Wise Men set out on a journey following the signs and wonders that pointed them to the birth of a King. They are Gentile leaders, following the signs of other religious traditions. They do not know exactly for whom they are looking, but they set out in trust. When Read More

PRAYER FOR TODAY, AND EVERYDAY

And another prayer for us as we struggle in our daily lives especially when trying to do our best for our same sex attracted family members. Be with Me Today, O Lord. May all I do today begin with you, O Lord.Plant dreams and hopes within my soul,revive my tired Read More

THE TRUTH OF YOUR CONVICTION

As taught by a cartoon. Charles Schulz insisted on one core purpose: A Charlie Brown Christmas had to be about something. Namely, the true meaning of Christmas. Otherwise, Schulz said, “Why bother doing it?” But as it many times is, he was the only one firm in his belief of what his Read More

THE WISDOM OF BISHOP BARRON

During this most holy and special time of year it is easy to lose focus on what is most important. When it is all said and done, Will it really matter if you got everything on your list? Bought everything you wanted? Cooked and baked all your specialties? Sometimes we Read More

On Depression, Same-Sex Attraction, and Advent

Last week I was on the phone with a man who lives with same-sex attraction. He told me the worst part of the day was getting up. The best part: going to bed. Each day is drudgery for him. He loves God, yet every day he wishes God would call Read More

ST. JOSEPH: OUR HUMAN FATHER FIGURE

Have you ever had your heart broken?   Have love slip through your fingertips?  It has happened to us all in one way or another.  Being EnCourage parents we know this pain well.  We wonder why God hasn’t come to our aid yet.  We ask always why and what did Read More

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

This is the third Sunday of Advent, three-quarters towards our ultimate gift, our Lord Jesus being born to redeem us.  It is called Gaudete Sunday, meaning REJOICE! LET US PRAY!