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Author Archives: Joe Wetterling
A merry and blessed Christmas to you all! I have often wished I could step into a favorite story and experience it first-hand, at least for a time. How humbling and thrilling, at once, to know that the Author of … Continue reading
We’re just a few days away from launching a brand new CatholicWritersGuild.com website. This is one outward sign, one first step, in what I hope is ongoing growth for our Guild. Our membership is increasing. Our visibility is increasing. And … Continue reading
My parish has many lovely traditions and displays, but one in particular struck me and continues to strike me every year. There is a wooden cross on display outside our church during Lent, and another inside. Both are handmade at … Continue reading
A happy and blessed Christmas to all of you! We receive many gifts during the Christmas season: gifts of material, gifts of family, gifts of grace. We receive the greatest gift in Christ, of course, and if you’re like me, … Continue reading
CatholicMom.com’s “Lawn Chair Catechism” gets into The Great Story of Jesus this week. How well do we know the story of Jesus? How well do we share it? And how well do we emulate the story of Jesus when we … Continue reading
“I heard you’re writing a book?” “Well, I’m not writing it, exactly…” Its easy to get discouraged, isn’t it? The right words don’t seem to come, or a deadline looms (or passes!), or someone doesn’t “get” what you’re writing. Family emergencies … Continue reading
(“Or, a consideration of the meaning of ‘nature’ in which Joe uses many quotation marks and funny words”) Toward the end of his autobiographical Surprised by Joy, C. S. Lewis writes about meeting lifelong friend A. K. Hamilton Jenkin: “…Jenkin … Continue reading
“God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good.” (Gen 1:31)Beauty is a prophet. It points us toward God. A flower, a field, or a sunset inspires us. These in-spire, or “breathe in”, to us something of … Continue reading
So who is this new guy posting to the CWG blog? I’m a teacher, instructional designer, and proud homeschooling dad. I’m a Catholic blogger and am working on my first contracted book. I’m a Jersey boy (no, not the Shore … Continue reading