Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Books

Habit #1 of Holy Catholic Families

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Habit #1 of Holy Catholic Families

Thanks for continuing on this journey with our family as we explore the 7 Habits of Holy Catholic Families.  As we move forward I've chosen to outline each of the habits with the following format. The Habit – introduction and explanation. Memory Device – a way to commit the habit to memory (use ours or make up your own). Faith Connection – Where are some places we can find this habit in our Catholic Faith. Sacrament Connection – Which sacrament can we associate with this habit and why. Virtue/Vice Connection – Which virtue pairs well with this habit and which...

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Jesus, Aslan, and the Last Battle

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Jesus, Aslan, and the Last Battle

Luke 11:15-26 When our children were much younger I would read the Chronicles of Narnia to the boys each night before bed. Although they were too young to appreciate the fullness of the stories, they enjoyed them tremendously. They loved the battles, kings, princes, talking beasts, and of course Aslan (the Christ figure of the stories).  It's hard to chose a favorite out of those 7 books but if I were made to chose it would be the last book - The Last Battle.  Like the title suggests, it's the last epic battle between good and evil.  It's a final...

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Lenten Reading Suggestions for 2018

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Lenten Reading Suggestions for 2018

Every Lent I like to find a spiritually challenging or enlightening book to read and meditate upon. Seeing that Lent begins February 14th, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite titles for Lent.  Feel free to share yours as well. The Spear: A Novel of the Crucifixion Louis de Wohl is by far my favorite Catholic author. The Spear takes the reader through the events surrounding the Crucifixion of Our Lord from the perspective of Cassius Longinus, the man who thrust the spear into the side of Christ.  We've read this story aloud during Lent to our...

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Becoming a Dishonest Steward

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Becoming a Dishonest Steward

Saturday November 11th, 2017 St. Martin of Tours Veterans Day, USA Luke 16:9-15 Not long ago Nicole and I started working on our Total Money Makeover, a program from Mr. Dave Ramsey. This program helps teach its "disciples" how to get completely out of debt and grow wealth. It is by no means a get-rich-quick program but rather a get-rich-slowly and permanently program. Part of this program is realizing how damaging debt can be. After reading the book we realized that what we owed was really keeping us in bondage and would do so if we didn't act radically. We...

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Finishing the Work of Love

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Tuesday November 8th
Luke 14:25-33

I cannot count the projects that I have begun and never finished. What started out as a great idea and began in earnest, too often has been laid aside and forgotten. The books I started to write are still waiting to be finished. The objects I started to build are collecting dust in the basement. The dreams of youth are covered in the cobwebs of my mind.

Why have...

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