Category Archives: Faith

The Death of His Death

As a teacher in a Catholic high school, our faculty goes through weekly faith formation led by the head of our Theology department. The lessons are always thought-provoking and edifying, but the end of this past week’s lesson was downright … 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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Running and the Birth of Just Enough

A while back, I wrote a post about the time I almost ran a full marathon. Towards the end of it, I talked about how I would start training again, this time smarter and harder, so that I could accomplish … Continue reading

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The Death of a Friend

Yesterday, my friend Mike died. I say friend, but I’m not even sure he would call me the same. We coached together, but that was about it. I know his family, and he knew mine, but we shared no dinners together, never … Continue reading

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The Death of Fear (And the Birth of Mercy)

Growing up, I think most of us see our dads and rock the ol’ Commutative Property of Manhood: Dad = Certain Characteristics, Dad = Man, so Man = Certain Characteristics. For me, it was Dad = Guy Who Fixes Things, … Continue reading

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The Death of Sheryl Crow

Okay, this isn’t really about the death of Sheryl Crow. Despite the fact that I don’t really like her music or her politics, I don’t want her dead. Just so we’re clear about that. We’ll come back to old Sheryl … Continue reading

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