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!

What I am doing you cannot understand now

“There are struggles asked of us, as were asked of them. And the answer is faith. We will see later on, of course, in the Scriptures, that it says very plainly that she didn’t understand what Jesus said to them after those three days’ loss. And she asks him, “Why Read More

GAY CHRISTIAN SAYS ABSTAINING IS NOT MISSING OUT

Gay Christian Provides Brilliant Answer on Why He Is Not ‘Missing Out’ by Abstaining From Sex   The BBC recently produced a short documentary film about a couple of British Christians with same-sex attraction. It was a fascinating piece that sought to address a wildly contentious subject that has split Read More