We are an Easter People

By Irene Rowland MS, NCC, LPC We are an Easter people!! Just as Jesus experienced resurrection after much suffering, so can we become a new creation. He is the way to our having the resurrection to eternal life with God … Read More

The Truth about the Stages of Grief

There are many models for the stages of grief. The horseshoe shaped diagram is my favorite and I believe it to be the most realistic. Grief is not linear. People do not proceed through each stage in a neat, orderly … Read More

Every person has a mission from God. What’s yours?

If your answer is quick, clear, and certain, and accompanied by an abiding sense of peace, joy, and fulfillment, then this article will probably not be useful for you.  For others, read on. Scripture clearly demonstrates God-given mission for the … Read More

Coping with Anxiety

We are living in uncertain times. If you struggle with anxiety, it makes sense to have heightened anxiety with the added turmoil in our world currently. If you are new to the vulnerability of anxiety, than this turmoil may be … Read More

In Sickness and In Health

Husband prevented from visiting nursing home due to threat of coronavirus. Photo copied from article in The Stream by Margaret Olohan 3/16/20 In Sickness & In Health I married an older woman—she’s roughly one month older than me. I get … Read More

Smart Parenting in the Smartphone Era Part I: Know the Risks

Smart Parenting in the Smartphone Era Part I: Know the Risks By Wendy Baribeau, LAMFT Many Catholic parents have decided to give their children computers, smartphones and tablets for a variety of reasons. While nearly all schools in this country, … Read More

Smart Parenting in the Smartphone Era: Part II Using Resources

Smart Parenting in the Smartphone Era: Part II Using Resources By Wendy Baribeau, LAMFT As we discussed in last week’s blog, the dangers that our children face when utilizing modern technology are serious and complex.  As parents, we all have … Read More

Speaking the truth in love

“If I have the gift of prophecy, but have not love, I am like a booming gong or a clanging cymbal.” “Speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15)  Now that we’ve gotten all of that nasty listening out of our … Read More

What, me listen???

Does anyone remember Alfred E. Newman and Mad magazine?  It was a hit back when I was in 7th grade!  His famous quote was: “what me worry?”.  Alfred rarely thought about anything, but his “wisdom” lives on when it comes … Read More

Working Toward a Happy Catholic Marriage

“I’ve been married now for 25 years. You know what that is? That’s 10 good years!”–Dave Ramsey Happy marriage is like building a beautiful building – – together.  50 years ago I embarked on that “building project”. Thanks be to … Read More