The Journey Matters (Psalm 37:5)

“Commit your way to the Lord” –Ps 37:5 Commitment is hard. From taking the first step in a new resolution, to sticking it out when distractions arise, to continuing your commitment when it becomes boring or repetitive—commitment can test our…

God of the Old Testament, God of the New Testament

A common attack that believers receive from antagonistic atheists is one that involves the Old Testament. The challenger will often quote some law from Leviticus or Deuteronomy like not touching women during menstruation (Leviticus 15:19). Or they will point out…

There is a Third Way

A while back, I had an exchange with a disheartened young man. He said that he keeps encountering 5 types: “(o)ld, rambling and cynical men; bored, cliquey housewives; clueless and hard-headed men; disinterested and troubled women; and unhelpful, indifferent men…

Tony Agnesi, master storyteller of God’s Grace

Tony Agnesi loves to share stories to build up the faith of his readers. And he does it with such enthusiasm and joy! His life experiences with cancer and Hepatitis C, ministry with Pro-Life, youth and prisoners, podcasting and speaking,…

Pray Without Ceasing

One of the hardest things we do as Christians is to carry our faith out of our churches and out of our homes and into the ordinary, mundane events that make up daily life.  Ordinary, mundane, and in our modern…

Answered Prayers – Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

There are many reasons Catholics don’t pray the Rosary. Some are ignorant of the Rosary because they’ve never been taught. Some have abandoned the practice as “old school”, something their grandmothers did because they didn’t have a real, personal relationship…

God’s Surprising Mercy

When the Lord led his people through a hot, dry desert, they did not suffer from thirst. He made water come from a rock for them; he split the rock open, and water flowed out. Isaiah 48:21 Isaiah said the…

A Light in the Storm

For God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 4:6)     Darkness: How…

What is Salvation?

If our idea of salvation isn’t God’s idea, then (spoiler alert!) by extension the Good News that we proclaim and announce isn’t going to be truly Good. Earlier this year, the Congregation for the Doctrine [aka Teaching] of the Faith, published…

Pyramids at Giza

What Lasts Forever?

“Nothing lasts forever”, the saying goes. Indeed, most of the things we make or build are impermanent: even the great pyramids are eroded by the desert winds. Our relationships seem impermanent too: every person has experienced loss in their lives:…