June 1, 2023

Why is there so much chaos in our world? Our bodies fail us, weeds overtake the garden, and when left alone, so much of our world tends toward disorder. Why does God allow entropy? He must have a plan. Chaos in the Garden Well into Spring, it’s the time of year where the the excitement of a newly planted garden is fading, and the weeds are coming in. In our yard, we get this bindweed that spreads so fast and has... Read more

May 25, 2023

Fr. Emil Kapaun, Servant of God, is a hero in every sense of the word. This Memorial Day, I’d like to reflect a little bit on the life of Fr. Emil and how we can emulate him in his service of God, country, and others. I won’t go too much into Father’s biography because you can get some great longform bios of his life and service elsewhere (links at the bottom). In short, this man was a simple boy raised... Read more

May 19, 2023

While watching my 1.5 year old son this week, I paused and asked myself, “Why is it so hard to stop eating mud?” Our boy is not necessarily a picky eater. Yet, his preferences (or lack there of) can go a little too far at times. Here is a list of things I have had to ask him not to eat or drink: Crayons Bath bubbles/water Diaper creams, lotions, or anything in a tube Crumbs that I am actively sweeping... Read more

May 15, 2023

In my introduction post, I mentioned that we would try to go deeper and see God in our daily lives. Before diving into weekly reflections, I want to get practical by answering the question, “How can I hear God?” I have come up with a list of 7 ways. Let me know if you can think of more! 7 Ways We Can Hear GodWhen you first year someone say “I heard God say…”, what is your initial reaction? A little... Read more

May 10, 2023

  Welcome to Formed by a Flame, a weekly column where I reflect on life through a worldview formed by the flame of faith. I put my daily life, books and media, or anything else through the fire to see what is below the surface. Theosis: Being Formed In Christianity, the process of purifying, illuminating, and uniting to God is called theosis or “making divine”. That is the goal here at Formed by a Flame, to form our mind to... Read more

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