Category Archives: Holiness

The Birth of Toddler Pitchers

Two things have taken up most of my time lately: spending time with my 19-month-old daughter, and watching playoff baseball. One thing we’re trying to teach my daughter these days is how to share, take turns, and in general to … Continue reading

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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 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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The Death of Names

Not sure if you heard: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian named their baby girl “North”. That’s right. The girl’s name will forever be North West. North West. Like, “Hey girl, which way da club? Dat way? Northwest?” For the Catholic, … Continue reading

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The Death of My Chair

There are two chairs in my house of which I am the main tenant: the recliner in the basement, and the big chair with the ottoman in the upstairs sitting room. The recliner is in our main living space, and … Continue reading

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