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17 Ways to Make 2017 the Year Your Faith Jumped a Few Rungs on the Spiritual Ladder

Looking to make 2017 a spiritual turning point in your timeline of faith? Here are a few ideas. But first some tips: Make it do-able. If you never go to adoration, don’t try and make 2017 the year you do an hour of adoration every day. And if you don’t read books, don’t try to do a book-a-day. Make it a habit, or routine. Don’t try to do 17 times a year, make it a deadline of the end of the month. Not every-other day, make it daily or weekly. Schedule it. Just like a  ...

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A New Adventure

I haven’t updated my blog lately because I have started a new adventure. I have been working at Redeemer Radio, a Catholic FM station broadcasting in Northern Indiana. 95.7 in Michiana, or 106.3 in Fort Wayne. Or online at www.redeemerradio.com The first show is Monday June 6th, and will be every weekday from 6-8am. I’m very excited about this, and I think it will be a lot of fun, but I have lots to learn. Monday’s show is going to be really great. We have Audrey Assad  ...

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Courage, Backflips, and Bucketlists

I have always wished I could do a backflip. Now, the type of backflip I’m referring to is not a backwards roll or a back handspring. I’m talking about the backflip where you throw your entire body backwards, tuck your knees to your chest, and pray to God that you have the momentum to land on your feet rather than your head. Mastering the art of successfully landing a backflip actually used to be something on my bucket list, but not anymore. Let me tell you the backstory to my backflip  ...

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Jumping off Bridges and Should I Give Into Peer Pressure

In college, I went on a canoe trip. We got in an old school bus that was no longer fit for hauling children and were taken upstream on Sugar Creek (don’t get excited, this isn’t anything like Willy Wonka – the name is a bit misleading). About halfway through our paddling journey, we stopped to eat our packed lunches under a bridge for a little shade. Before getting halfway through my peanut butter and jelly sandwich, two groups that were behind us had caught up and docked their  ...

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I Was On a Bus In a Foreign Country and You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next

I had committed to service in Honduras for a year (link to that blog here), but as part of my visa, I had to leave the country every three months. It was an odd requirement because I only had to leave for a few days and then come back, but it was a great opportunity to see something new. Two of the other missionaries and I wanted to visit some Franciscans that were living in Nicaragua. We hopped from bus to bus and finally made it to Managua, Nicaragua. The buses in Managua were much more  ...

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Killing Ants – A “What If”

One morning, I walked into the kitchen and noticed a few ants crawling around on the counter. There were a few crumbs hanging out that didn’t get cleaned up well, so I got rid of the ants, wiped down the counter, and felt pretty good about my domesticated self. After dinner that night, we cleared the table and I went outside to play with my boys for a bit. When we came back in, we noticed that while there were only small remnants of food on the plates in the sink, this was a mountain  ...

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Lessons Learned From My Moped

In college, I bought a moped. I saw it as an opportunity to save some gas. Not to mention, it was a great opportunity to look cool since a moped is practically a motorcycle, and anything that remotely resembles a motorcycle is really a Harley, right? Plus, it could fit in the back of my minivan! With a minivan and moped, I was really maxing out my “cool” potential. The moped needed a little work, so I took it to a shop downtown. Meanwhile, I made a promise to myself that I would always wear  ...

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Taking A Blowtorch To My Toys

Have you ever felt like something didn’t fit right? Not like a pair of pants, but maybe a relationship or a job. Maybe you couldn’t quite put your finger on it, but something inside you said, “This isn’t going to work long-term.” There is a very popular baby toy with a yellow plastic can and a blue lid. The lid has holes in the shape of a circle, square, and triangle. There are also blocks in the shape of circles, squares, and triangles (I know these are actually  ...

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Under The Influence … of Facebook?

Do you know about the Facebook experiment? Facebook is amazing. It has allowed me to stay up-to-date with friends and relatives across the country and on the other side of the world with a simple “drag of my finger.” My old roommate had a baby, my friend from 7th grade is moving back into town, and a guy that I don’t recognize just had pulled pork for lunch. Okay, some things on social media are obviously more interesting than others. Whether you realize this or not, you don’t  ...

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The Love of a Father

The day my wife and I had our first child… Actually, let me start this over. The day I watched my wife deliver our first child, everything in my life changed. There is no way to explain it to you if you don’t have kids, but having a child is basically trading sleep, flexibility, and freedom for perspective, love, and ultimately, joy. As I write this, I am sitting in a hospital room, at least the 6th room I’ve slept in at this particular hospital in the past month. Our third son,  ...

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