Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Family

Choosing the Better Part

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Choosing the Better Part

We live in an anxious and worried world.  Often we are anxious and worried about things that in no way affect our lives.  We watch the news, read the paper, and become anxious about things in the world  Just as often we forget about these pressing events within a week.  Yet we are also anxious and worried about the real day to day events that touch our lives. What are you anxious and worried about today?  Are you anxious and worried about your job or children's education?  How about your bills or the stock market?  Are you anxious and worried...

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Good Shepherds come from Good Sheep

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Good Shepherds come from Good Sheep

October 4th St. Francis of Assisi "Certainly, if there are good sheep there are also good shepherds; good sheep give rise to good shepherds" - St. Augustine For the past couple of weeks we have been reading in the Office of Readings St. Augustine as he lambastes the shepherds who tend to themselves and ignore the flock.  Yet today, this one line stings the flock; "Certainly, if there are good sheep there are also good shepherds; good sheep give rise to good shepherds" If we look at the current situation in the Church it is easy for us to stand...

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) from My Perspective

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Natural Family Planning (NFP) from My Perspective

Natural Family Planning (NFP) from My Perspective Meeting-Dating My wife and I kept up a long-distance relationship for a very long time before actually meeting in person.  She is from Louisiana and I'm from Ohio.  We chatted on the phone and online in chat rooms, where we met, back when the hardest part of our conversations was getting kicked offline and having to wait on the dial-up to reconnect. We met in person for the first time at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio for a Defending the Faith Conference.  Her parents traveled with her as did mine.  I think...

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Mother's Day Weekend.

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Mother's Day Weekend -

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers, in the many facets of motherhood, who read this blog.  It's been a while since I simply blogged and talked a bit about family.  Our lives have taken on some major changes since I've last posted about the family.  

The biggest change is Nicole going back to work as an RN at a nursing and rehabilitation facility. It's been a big change...

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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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