Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Death of Busyness

“If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” There’s a class going on for married couples in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, called “School of Love”. The teacher of that class delivered this quote, and it … Continue reading

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A New Parent’s Prayer

(For those of you tired of all the death talk, here’s some reflections on what my daughter can teach me about being holy.) Father God, Make me like my daughter. Help me to live in the moment, entirely trusting and … Continue reading

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The Death of Progress

Uh oh. It’s about to get political up in here. Some people might find this hard to believe, but I used to have the following bumper-sticker hanging in my dorm room at college: “Jesus is a Liberal”. I still remember … Continue reading

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The Death of Sleep

So far I’ve talked about how the deaths of my past have helped create my current joys, in particular the joy of fatherhood. This post is about the deaths of my present. And presently, I’m freaking tired. Anybody who knows … Continue reading

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