June 19, 2019

Did you ever feel that God was calling you to do something, but were too frightened to act? Most of us can relate to the transformation of a “great idea” into something that will “never work”. While on the surface the culprit is generally a barrage of “what ifs”, the underlying root cause is almost always fear. What begins as a powerful inspiration is ultimately cast aside because it “might not work”. The number one reason we say “no” to… Read more

June 18, 2019

Let’s face it, we live in a stressful fast-paced world. With a million things to get done and only so many hours in the day, it’s no wonder that we get stressed out. As someone who tends to be anxious and likes to be in control, I have some advice for you. It’s going to sound crazy, but it will bring you peace if you give it a chance. It will also help you to get more done. Oh, and… Read more

June 17, 2019

God loves you! I’ve heard that message for many years and never had a problem believing it. It wasn’t too long ago, however, that I realized that I didn’t really feel it. After all, there’s a big difference between knowing it in your head and feeling it in your heart. When trials and tribulations arise, a textbook knowledge of God’s love or a Bible verse doesn’t cut it. Frustrated that I kept falling apart when things didn’t go my way,… Read more

June 16, 2019

A personal relationship with Jesus is not enough. There, I said it! Even though it feels wrong to write those words, it is a true statement. Let me clarify. I have a personal relationship with Jesus and you should have one too, but it’s not enough. In addition to knowing and loving Jesus, we should also have a relationship with our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. How do I know? Because Jesus said so! The Holy Spirit leads us… Read more

June 15, 2019

Sometimes I wonder why God would trust a weak and imperfect knucklehead like me with the awesome privilege of being a father. My Dad had all this “father stuff” down pat, but my daughters are young adults and I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing! As a man, it drives me crazy is when my kids have a problem that I can’t fix. I was recently asked to write an article on fatherhood for Catholic Digest. As I… Read more

June 14, 2019

Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34) A few days ago, I offered advice for thanking God when you don’t feel thankful. My post was inspired by a great list that I ran across on the Internet. After reading the list, I was extremely thankful for my many blessings! I bet you never thought to thank God for some of these things… Utilities If you have running water in your home, thank God. If… Read more

June 13, 2019

Do you struggle to pray the rosary? If so, you’re not alone. Some Catholics grit their teeth and tough it out, while others give up and conclude that it’s impossible to pray the rosary without getting bored. Believe me when I tell you that I struggled with this for years. I knew that the rosary was important, but I absolutely hated to pray it! Feeling terrible, I was determined to find something that would help. After much research, I came… Read more

June 12, 2019

Let me be totally honest with you. I know I should thank God for my blessings every day, but sometimes I don’t feel thankful. Sure, I’ve learned to go through my standard list and force myself to thank him, but I know I can do better. True thanksgiving should flow from the heart and be effortless. Rather than force myself to read through a list of  blessings, I should be overflowing with thanks for all that God has done for… Read more

June 11, 2019

“Be Not Afraid!” It’s been said that this phrase appears in the Bible 365 times, once for every day of the year. While the exact number may vary depending on which translation you use, it’s safe to say that the message appears hundreds of times. Not to be a buzzkill or anything, but did you ever ask yourself, “Why?” With all of the craziness going on in the world, why shouldn’t we be afraid? God: “I Am With You and… Read more

June 10, 2019

As an anxious person by nature and someone who has spent thousands of hours worrying about anything and everything, I understand the mind of a worrier. I have suffered from panic attacks, digestive issues, heart palpitations and sleepless nights. By the grace of God, however, my worrying is under control and I have spent the past seven years helping others break free from the worry habit. Through my full time speaking and writing ministry, I have been blessed to share… Read more

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