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

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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”?

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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”

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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?

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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

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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?

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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...]

Saying “Yes” to God – Please Share Your Stories

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Now that I am home from Rwanda, work is beginning in earnest on my next book, The Grace of Yes. Without giving too much detail here, I will share that this book is an encouragement to all of us — myself included — to be more open to God’s will for our lives. As I’m [Read More...]

Embracing My “Wow!”

A "Wow!" moment along Cherry Creek in Denver.

I am sitting in the airport after having spent a most fabulous weekend in Denver. The fun kicked off with my Thursday night presentation at Legatus Denver and continued through the weekend with family time. I’m the oldest of five in a pretty tight knit clan. My youngest brother, sister in law and precious niece [Read More...]

Thanking God for Small Miracles: Thomas Peters Update

Thomas Peters

Over on the update blog for our friend and fellow blogger American Papist Thomas Peters, we received a promising update today. Along with describing the developments in newlyweds Thomas and Natalie’s rehab and housing situation, a tiny glimmer of one of those developments we’ve been praying for: Lastly, yesterday Thomas began moving his entire left [Read More...]


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