Drawing Near to the Poor–Sweet Tweets for 12/05/14

What do you think of when you hear the word “poor”? I was praying about this when I read Pope Francis’ tweet from earlier this week. In it, he challenged me, “the Church is called to draw near to every person, beginning with the poorest and those who suffer.” I was praying about it when [Read More...]

Name the Goldfish — Cast Your Vote!

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The nominations are in and we’re happy to report an amazing “catch” of magnificent proportions! Now it’s time for you to vote for the winning goldfish name. Use the ballot below to vote for your favorite! How it works: Round 1: October 20, 21, and 22 – Submit your name and nominate your favorite charity [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 8/09/14 – Sharing Our Gifts

Last week, when I was at the Catholic Marketing Network conference, I had the great privilege of signing and giving out the very first galley copies of my new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. The process of writing this book has truly changed the way I perceive the world around [Read More...]

On the Nativity of St. John the Baptist: JtB & Me

Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of Nativity of the St. John the Baptist. In his homily for today, Pope Francis pointed us to St. John the Baptist (or as I always call him in my head “JtB”) as a fitting role model for us in our daily walk as Christians: At the Vatican website, we [Read More...]

Am I “Spiritually Corrupt”?

I love praying each day’s daily gospel in conjunction with a few helpful spiritual resources. Lately, my favorites are our daily gospel reflections at CatholicMom.com and the quick video excerpts from Pope Francis’ homily from Rome Reports. Today’s relatively brief gospel passage (Matthew 5:38-42) left me feeling upbeat and positive upon first reading. “I’m doing [Read More...]

One Child of the Rwandan Genocide Prospers

Today, I continue my 100 day series remembering the twentieth anniversary of Rwandan genocide. Please join me in prayer for those lives lost and impacted in this tragedy. #NeverAgain. LMH I often wonder at what could possibly enable a child who was old enough to tangibly comprehend the horrors of the Rwandan genocide to ever overcome [Read More...]

A Sneak Peek at My New Book “The Grace of Yes”


While the November 3 release date feels extremely distant, I’ve received permission from my awesome publisher Ave Maria Press to give you a “sneak peek” at the cover and descriptive copy for my new book The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. So without any further ado, I present to you the new [Read More...]

My 14 Goals for 2014 – What Are Yours?

I know many of you hate making New Year’s resolutions, but the optimist in me always loves the freshness of a new year, a new calendar, and an opportunity to “do better” in the year ahead. This year, instead of resolutions I’ve decided to give myself fourteen goals for the New Year. I’ve tried to [Read More...]

Humility: Constructing Solid Foundations


Today, in work on my book project (which may still be the early death of me) I am writing on the topic of humility. In my research on the topic — since I truly have a lot to learn — I ran across the most beautiful quotation, attributed to St. Augustine: Do you wish to [Read More...]

Integrity: Is It Even Possible in Today’s World?

I’m writing today about Integrity and would love to hear your thoughts on the topic. What are some of the challenges you face in your world that perhaps keep you from living a life full of integrity? How does today’s society challenge us in this virtue? What’s a success story of a time you or [Read More...]