We are often told to count our blessings. I think it’s a great practice. It helps us keep our eyes open for locations of grace in our lives. Unfortunately it’s not something I’ve been recording something I am thankful for everyday for a month or so. I thought I’d share the list with you and invite you to share your own blessings. I’ve been trying to write a few of these down every day. Here’s the most recent entries: *…. Read more

I recently had a chance to share a little bit about my journey as a father on the new podcast “Fatherhood Rocks.” It’s a show that brings dads on to talk about their experiences with being dads. I’d not only ask you to take a listen to the interview I gave, which can be found HERE, but take a listen to the archives and subscribe.  I was personally very inspired to see a man take seriously his role and the… Read more

Family is the most basic expression of God’s kingdom in this world. Read more

It’s been a hard year to be an American. There’s been no end to the confusion and division. Many days I’ll confess I don’t recognize my country any more. Lady liberty seems to sing a different song to the tired, poor and huddled masses. Government seems less and less by and for the people and more a game of power and control.However, I am an American and even though it’s been hard; I believe hard things are worth doing. So… Read more

This is how I felt becoming a father. It was something I had only experienced through my own father’s love. Read more

This morning in Morning Prayer I was praying through a very old Easter hymn that has been attributed to the 4th century Bishop. St. Ambrose of Milan called Aurora Lucis Rutilat. The hymn is traditionally broken up into three parts which would be said in prayer throughout the day during the Easter season. I thought I would share a few thoughts and prayers I had while singing this hymn. Aurora lucis rutilat: The first part of the hymn talks about… Read more

The Christian life can be summarized as the living out of the pascal mystery in every part of our lives. It is making the celebration of Easter a lived reality in each day we are given. What this means is that by the Grace of the Father, in Christ and through the Holy Spirit, we commend each element of our existence  into God’s hands. It is the setting right of an appetite that has ceased to hunger for God alone…. Read more

In Donald LaSalle’s article, “Devotion Searching for a Place in the Liturgy: The Development of the Good Friday Veneration of the Cross in the West” LaSalle highlights a the rich tradition that is reflected in the practice of venerating the Cross on Good Friday. It’s a great article if you have time to read it. As I was going through it he listed many of the prayers that the Church had used on this occasion. I thought it would be… Read more

  Like many of you, a cross formed from the ashes of burnt palms dons my brow today. Lent begins for many of us. A time a deeper prayer, fasting, giving, and service. We are but dust. Life if fragile. We have such a brief sojourn here. I hope you can join me today in setting our heart and minds toward what lent reminds us about. Through prayer we connect with the source for all our life. The Christian faith… Read more

My neighborhood park this morning was beautiful. I love the fog. It helps defuse the light so you notice it all around. Perhaps I need to see the fog of life in this way. So often we strive to glimpse the future horizon of our life. Making plans for tomorrow. Dreaming of the prospective paths down the pike. There is something sacred in today and it is so easily missed. Perhaps uncertainty is a gift. Unexpected fog on life’s journey… Read more

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