If God Filled You Up, It Might Feel Like This

8 Days and This

I've written before about the work of Andrew McNabb.  Andrew and I are friends, and we've shared our hearts--on Facebook and in person.  Once, when I was in Portland, Maine on business, Andrew and I sat and chatted in a coffee shop near his home.  And in December 2010, I wrote about my sheer delight with the stories in The Body of This, McNabb's first published work.Now, Divine Providence Press has released a combination text, Eight Days & Virtue.  Sort of a two-fer, the book includes Vir … [Read more...]

Does Social Media Drown Out God? Or Does It Draw You Closer?

Social Media

Social media is drowning out God.  Young people need to find silence away from the constant "noise" of social media in order to encounter Him.That's the warning from Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization.  Speaking to youth at Invocation 2014, a British discernment retreat for young people on July 4-6, the archbishop said: "Today there is so much noise, with social media, we don't understand the value of silence....  We go a … [Read more...]

Three Saints, Three Stories, Three Lessons Learned

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I have just finished reading Elizabeth Ficocelli's story of the lives of Therese, Faustina and Bernadette; and I have to thank Elizabeth when I see her--for I am somehow changed for having had the opportunity to learn at the feet of these great women of God.I had read two of their stories in my youth:  Therese and Bernadette lived in the 19th century, and their stories had been written more than once; so they became favorite and familiar saints from my own childhood.  Faustina, while not my c … [Read more...]