• My 5 Rules for Sanity... I LIVE TRANSPARENTLY. I know I’m not perfect...no one is. I pledged several years ago to be totally transparent in everything I do. You will not be able to pull out any "drawer" in my life and find something hidden. I AM CAREFUL WHO I LET INTO MY LIFE. I don’t just let anyone into my life....it's just not safe or prudent. Yes, I am blessed with many friends, but I have a very tight inner circle. What I have found is that it’s a...

  • (Audio below) We must remember that forgiveness is a decision.... it is definitely not a feeling. I've never experienced a case of the "warm fuzzies" after choosing to forgive someone. God asks us to forgive. We may still have feelings of dislike and anger even after we forgive, but we must forgive. Entrust your hurts and your emotions to Jesus. It's not uncommon to have to pray for the grace to transcend the pain. Holding on to the bitterness and hurt is a type of "pseudo power".... all it does...

  • (Audio below) Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me...

  • My friend, Fr. Bill Peckman, recently wrote something that really resonated with me.  It lays it all out...and you can clearly see that satan is trying to divide us.  Let us not be his pawns. Here is what he wrote: Jesus compels a very simple choice: You are with me or against me. There is no middle ground. The fence belongs to the devil. We are either building up the Kingdom of God or we are seeking ways to tear at it. The division born of sin (rebellion) is born...

  • (Audio below) Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me...

  • (Audio below) Saint Joseph, you are the faithful protector and intercessor of all who love and venerate you. You know that I have confidence in you and that, after Jesus and Mary, I come to you as an example for holiness, for you are especially close with God. Therefore, I humbly commend myself, with all who are dear to me and all that belong to me, to your intercession. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, not to abandon me during life and to assist me...