Faith, Family, and Fatherhood

Our Masks and Costumes

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Our Masks and Costumes

Luke 13:22-30 I often come home to find my youngest son dressed up like a superhero.  He has superhero pajamas complete with cape.  When we meet, I become the evil monster and he proceeds to fling me around the room like a rag doll.  He loves to pretend that he’s this other person and his strength is far superior to even the strongest man he knows. In college a friend hosted a Halloween party and everyone dressed up in some very creative costumes.  Two of my friends wore all black and the “Van Gogh” masks from the movie Scream.  These...

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How to Change the World

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How to Change the World

Luke 13:18-21 The Kingdom of God, Starts very small, Like mustard seed or yeast. Yet when it grows, It changes all, The greatest from which was least. Our efforts seem, To no avail, Or seem to take too long. Yet when we see the good that's grown, Happily we are wrong. Your task it is, To sow the seed, To be tiny leaven, By action, deed, Prayer, and thoughts, Help others on to heaven. Be not discouraged by failure, Or slow imperceptible growth. It is the smallest act of love, That changes the world the most. Make money by sharing...

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Stop Attending Mass!

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Stop Attending Mass!

Over the course of the past year* many Catholic individuals and groups who have been calling for change in the Church have suggested the idea of the faithful refraining from attending Mass. Their intention is to show the Church they want change by dropping attendance, which in turn will hurt the Church financially. I must echo this call. I too ask all Catholics to stop attending Mass. It is my dream that every Catholic in the world would no longer attend Mass. However, my reason for this lofty dream is far removed from the ideology of those now calling for...

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Habit #2 of Holy Catholic Families

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Habit #2 of Holy Catholic Families

Start from the Beginning Here Since we've built and moved into our home in 2005 the boys and I have worked on many projects together.  We built a chicken coop in 2006.  While Catherine was in the hospital for four months after her birth in 2008, we built brick patio to pass the time.  In 2010 we installed an above ground pool and built a deck around it. 2006 Chicken Coop 2008 Patio I love these projects and the boys do as well.  I hope that as the years go by they will look back fondly on this time spent...

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Lord, Give me Shelter

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Lord, Give me Shelter

Luke 12:54-59 "Jesus said to the crowds,“When you see a cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain–and so it does...'" And I, for my part, seek shelter. I work to protect myself from the downpour and the wind. I actively seek protection from the storm. Jesus continues, "and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot–and so it is." Here too I look for protection. I work hard to find shade, a fan, or air conditioning to keep myself from the...

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