Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Birth of Presence

My daughter is a little bit crazy. At 16 months, she has figured out how to run. And fall. And stick her head into any pool of standing water at least an inch deep. Just tonight she figured out that … Continue reading

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The Death of The Grinch

I recently finished reading a book entitled The Practice of the Presence of God (with Spiritual Maxims). It is a collection of thoughts by and about a simple monk who lived in the seventeenth century. He was not an abbot … Continue reading

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The Birth of The Presence of God

My next couple posts will be based on the book “The Practice of the Presence of God” by Brother Lawrence, but while those are in the works, I just have to share a quote from this humble monk that struck … Continue reading

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The Death of “It’s Not The Heat…”

Lately, I’ve been thinking of a homily I heard a few years ago. It is the only homily I have ever memorized in it’s entirety. I’ve transcribed the whole thing below: “Today, it is hot. Really hot. Almost unbearably hot. … Continue reading

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The Birth of The Ace

As a St. Louis Cardinals fan, there are two players for whom my man-crush will never fade: Chris Carpenter, and Adam Wainwright. Carpenter’s clutch performances over the years, especially his duel with former teammate and beardmate Roy Halladay in Game … Continue reading

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