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We Turned Off Our Pursuit of NCIS and Turned On Our Pursuit of God

In my last blog about the empty nest, one line stuck with me and won’t let me rest: “It takes lots of prayer and lots of conversation with that spouse to navigate it with grace.” That...

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Broken

In this powerful video resource, a work of art that appears trashed and tarnished is stripped away, layer by layer, while a stark and honest narration outlines the brokenness all around us, but the saving grace that remains at...

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15 Logical Reasons to Believe in the Resurrection

Many people will tell you that “based on human logic” the Resurrection makes no sense. The first thing we need to remember is that “human logic” is not omnipotence. God makes it very clear that “(His) ways are not...

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In The Garden (Holy Thursday)

“Then going out he went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. When he arrived at the place he said to them, “Pray that you may not undergo the test.” After withdrawing...

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Michigan Mother Willing to Die for Life

A 37 year-old Michigan woman has died after forfeiting the chance to undergo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer after discovering that she was pregnant. The Daily Mail is reporting on the story of Carrie DeKlyen, a courageous mother...

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“I Think I Will Thank My Parents Tonight For That Rule”

I taught Confirmation for over a decade. One of my favorite classes was the class to teach the 4th commandment, honor your father and mother. I loved it because I would ask the teens their parents worst and best...

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Return to Me – Free Lenten Series

Follow along with this series during each Sunday of Lent for inspiration on how to live out the Gospel message in your life as parents of teen children and be inspired by parents who are on this journey right...

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How Do I Make Friends When I Don’t Know Who I Am?

The most common question my middle school youth group members ask is “how do I make good friends?” and “how do I know who is a good friend?” Wow! You could write volumes on either subject, but it seems...

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Why Do Catholics Have the Crucifix and Not “Just” the Cross?

Here’s a riddle: “What has to happen before Easter Sunday?” (If you replied “color eggs” go to the back of the room. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200). Before we can get to the glory of the...

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Created To Worship

There is something incredible about watching a creative person work. I was walking in downtown Madison, WI and passed a crowd of people. I was curious, so I stopped to see what everyone was interested in. There was a...

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