Coming up short

All of us are called to lead in one way or another. In our own lives, who is it that we’re leading? Who’s depending on us? Who’s counting on us?  For myself, and for many of you, it’s our families. Kids are truly dependent. Even just considering the basics, they Read more…

Words of the Son

I want to take today to share a prayer with you. I invite you to test it out in your own life. It’s called… the Our Father.  Okay, obviously, everyone knows the Our Father. But, how often do we find ourselves treating this prayer as ‘old news’? We fall into the Read more…

Top billing

For some, talking about the topic of Vocation may sound a bit boring, especially if you went to Catholic School or CCD. There could be a little bit of “Yeah, yeah, I get it.” However, understanding vocation is extremely important for all Catholics but especially as men.  To start, just so Read more…

Until the end

In the past few weeks, we’ve reflected a number of times on prayer – developing a prayer life, prayer as a skill and habit, ways to keep our prayer sharp, etc. But, one thought we haven’t touched on yet is this: Prayer is lifelong.  There’s an expression you’ll often here Read more…

A sharp sword

Picking up on the topic of growth from yesterday – developing a prayer life can be likened to keeping our swords sharp. The metaphor works well here because as I’ve experienced in my own prayer life, there are two sides to prayer – the what and the why. And, each Read more…

Forcing growth

In my professional work, I recently came across the topic of embracing a growth mindset. In this particular context, it means that we not only want to grow our business, increase customers, increase revenue, but we actually want to get better at doing what we do.  There’s a parallel to Read more…

Called down the Thunder

In the Mass readings from Friday, we have another awesome example of the Apostles filled with the Holy Spirit.  Peter and John had been preaching and healing, and eventually they were confronted and imprisoned by the High Priests. (Not the only time this would happen). “They brought them into their Read more…

Cause and effect

One of my favorite things about Easter is the journey we take through the Acts of the Apostles. After Christ’s death, the Apostles were in hiding. And, rightfully so, they’re leader was just killed. It wasn’t paranoia that they thought they’d be next. The enemies of Christ would eventually come Read more…