Category Archives: Hope

The Death of Coincidence

Today I was saying a rosary on my way to pick my daughter up from daycare and I missed my exit. I then dropped an F-Bomb. I spent about thirty seconds wondering whether I needed to stop and do something … 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 Finishing the Race

Well, it’s over. I did it. I finished a marathon. Those of you who know me or have read previous posts know that this past weekend was my second attempt at running a marathon (the first ending with me throwing … Continue reading

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The Death of Jesus

Tomorrow, we begin our observance of the Triduum, in which we can participate in Christ’s establishment of the Eucharist, His Passion and death on the Cross, and His Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Heavy stuff. I didn’t post much about Lent … 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 Javon Belcher

An odd thing happened last week: the Kansas City Chiefs won a football game. Other than the fact that the Chiefs have been a particularly terrible football team this season, going 2-11 through their first 13 games, their win was … 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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In a Nutshell…

My experience at Mass yesterday evening was pretty much a microcosm of everything I love about Catholicism. First of all, the readings rocked. St. Paul reminds us that our weakness is to be embraced because it can allow Christ to … Continue reading

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Shadows: Why You Might Be Going to Hell

Everyone likes when people tell them they might be going to hell, right? Saying that out loud doesn’t ever turn people off to your message, does it? Oh good. When you do something bad, typically you feel badly for doing … Continue reading

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