Category Archives: Spiritual Life

Writers: Journal your Faith Story, Part 2

Part 2: The long and the short of it     Last month and during my presentation of “Sharing Your Faith Story as a Writer” for the March 4-6 Catholic Writers Conference Online, I stressed preparing to evangelize by keeping a spiritual … 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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Writers: Journal your Faith Story, Part 1

Part 1 – Always be ready to evangelize As a sidebar to my presentation of “Sharing Your Faith Story as a Writer” for the March 4-6 Catholic Writers Conference Online, I stress the value of preparing to evangelize by maintaining … Continue reading

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Humility and Pope Francis

This is from the Gospel of Luke; Chapter 9: vs 46-50 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his … 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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Paraphrase of Romans 12 for Writers

For all you writers out there, here’s the inspiration of St. Paul, according to Darlene Bogle. I have it framed and hanging in my office to remind me of my calling when I need a little balancing: I beseech you, … 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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Half the Battle

Whatever you’re battling, I’ve got news for you! Half the battle is realizing that the battle isn’t everything. The thing you’re struggling with can so easily fill your whole field of vision, blocking out the everything-else until you feel completely … Continue reading

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