Six Sacred Rules for Families: A Spirituality for the Home


You know what I find myself struggling to read? Self-help books. Especially of the parenting kind. I suspect it has more to do with my pride than it does with me having any clue about what I’m doing. And I haven’t read many of them (aside from Dr. Ray, who I follow like he’s a [Read More...]

7 Secrets of Confession


I’ve already given my strongest endorsement to Vinny Flynn’s new book, 7 Secrets of Confession. I’ll repeat it here, because this is a book I can’t endorse enough. Brace yourself, and don’t say you haven’t been warned. In this book, Vinny Flynn will guide you to a closer relationship with Jesus and a deeper appreciation for this [Read More...]

Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God’s Abundance When All Seems Lost


There’s a difficulty, isn’t there, in dealing with “rock bottom,” whether it’s a euphemism for “life sucks” or a description of the place you’re aiming to avoid. It’s not so different from suffering. None of us want to do it. We don’t line up and say, “Yep, sure, THANK YOU, I’d love some extra suffering and [Read More...]