Author Archives: Mike Eisenbath

About Mike Eisenbath

Mike Eisenbath has been married to Donna for 30 years; they have four adult children and two grandsons. He was an award-winning sportswriter for 23 years, including 18 at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch with duties that included covering the St. Louis Cardinals and Major League Baseball. Severe depression forced him out of that career. He continues to write, with a monthly column in the St. Louis Review, his www.eisenbath.com website and several other Catholic websites featuring reflections on topics such as his faith and mental illness. Mike is a frequent speaker and radio guest involving those subjects. Among his three books is Hence My Eyes Are Turned Toward You: Confronting Depression With Faith and the Prayer of Jehoshaphat. He also is in formation with the Secular Carmelites.

Humility: Jesus, Grant Me The Grace To Desire It

Some years ago, at my morning prayer group, my cherished friend Deacon Larry brought copies of the Litany of Humility. I never had heard of that prayer until that day. The men in my group trust Larry implicitly, so we dove … Continue reading

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“God Alone Is My Rock”

I am an addict. I need prayers, as experience has shown only God can provide me with true aid. I am physically, mentally and spiritually weak. God’s strength has rescued me occasionally in the past. He truly is my lone … Continue reading

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“Feel The Stroke Of His Brush”

“I painted not what I was looking for, but what I found.” – Pablo Picasso, artist I parked my black Toyota Highlander on the street in front of my house; my wife’s car and one daughter’s car already filled our … Continue reading

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A Long, Holy Good-bye To My Mom

My mom passed away May 23, 2015, four days after she underwent her second surgery to remove a brain tumor, 16 months after the first. Mom wanted to live, Dad couldn’t let her go without a fight, and the rest … Continue reading

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Time to Teach and Inspire a Captive Audience

We call the drive time to and from work “rush hour,” but it can seem so much longer. We call social time with friends after the workday a “happy hour,” yet it feels much shorter when we’re having a good … Continue reading

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A Radical Choice: Get On Our Knees

  These are times that test Christians. And I think the only way to pass the test and to overcome what we face is to get down on our knees. We need this every day, starting right now. Granted, a … Continue reading

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Great Lessons Learned In Silence

A little bit of interesting trivia: There could be a sign on a bed at the White House that reads “Mike Eisenbath slept here.” No, not that White House. I’m talking about the Jesuit retreat center in St. Louis, Mo. … Continue reading

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The Challenge: Called To Catholic Writing

Having the heart and mind of a writer – indeed the calling to be a writer – has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. At the same time, well, I won’t go so far as to call … Continue reading

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Genuine Biblical Prosperity

Financial advisers would say my wife, Donna, and I are in our “High Income and Savings Years.” We have jobs with benefits. All of our children are adults and out of the house (for now, at least). It’s time to … Continue reading

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