The Little Way: An Elevator to Jesus (Part 2 of 8)

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux has much to teach us. You see her high regard as a saint today has nothing to do with the impact she made on the global stage, but in the way she lived her everyday life, and the words she wrote to chronicle it. While Saint Thérèse was living her unassuming…

The Little Way: Saint Therese (Part 1 of 8)

Boring people do not tend to become saints. People who live small lives, unnoticed, and quiet do not tend to either. When we think of the great saints of Church history, we tend to think about brave martyrs, beaten and burned because of the faith they refused to deny. Or we think of undeterred missionaries…

Broken Jesus

“God is weak and powerless in this world, and that is exactly the way, the only way, in which God can be with us and help us… it is not by his omnipotence that Christ helps us, but by his weakness and suffering.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lectures on Christology   The focal point of Christianity is…

The House of Christmas, by G.K. Chesterton

“There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger thing to abide and stand Than the square stones of Rome. For men are homesick in…

For Boring Christians…

I wonder what the modern person’s fascination is with living a life of high, visible impact, or at least what we would consider high impact? Why do so many of us insist on finding our worth and value in the widely recognizable “big splash” we make during our time in our short existence? Why do…

This Is Water

If you have a few minutes, this is one of my favorite speeches… If you’re a routinely busy, rushed, and at times frustrated a worker/parent/anyone with day-to-day responsibilities, this is a great “pick-me-up,” reminding us to slow down and find the good in the daily rat-race… A lot of my friends might not know/enjoy David…

For His Sake

“I – yes, I alone – will blot out your sins for my own sake, and will never think of them again.” – Isaiah 43:25 I think one of the reasons that God gave me a son was to give me a better lens to view my relationship with Him through. I often think He…

One of My Favorite Bonhoeffer Lines…

  Bonhoeffer, much like Lewis, Spurgeon, Chesteron, Aquinas, or really any other great Christian thinker is extremely quotable. It’s a wonder to think what they would post on their twitter accounts if they were around today. Naturally it’s pretty hard to narrow down my very most favorite quotes, especially because more often then not the…

Veterans of Foreign Wars Article

The VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) wrote an article about me, my boy, and my educational pursuits…. but it should have been me writing about how much I appreciate all their help, and the assistance that they offer countless warfighters, nation wide. We’re deeply grateful: Ambitious Veteran Rises to the Top With VFW Scholarship

With That Moon Language

  I love this poem by Hafez. I think this would be a great goal for us all the pursue every day. Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud; Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still though, think about this, This great pull…

Addison’s Walk, Magdalen College

On a Saturday evening, September 19th, 1931, Clive Staples “Jack” Lewis, his good friend J.R.R. Tolkien, and Hugo Dyson took a stroll down Addison’s Walk, a scenic, nature walk on the grounds of Magdalene College at Oxford. They had just had dinner and were ready for some great conversation. The topic of conversation? Myth vs….

Noticing the Dirt… it’s a good thing.

No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity[i] C.S. Lewis was a master at getting people to dream bigger, to think larger and more expansively. One thing he did for me was take the negative view of my spiritual struggles and flip…