The year to get fit, lose weight, eat better, drink more water and eat less sweets. And/ Or was it the year to pray more, say a daily rosary, go to adoration more, and attend a weekday mass. Maybe you threw in being nicer to people, more tolerant, more merciful, or maybe more volunteering to those in need. So, what are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2018… and more importantly, how’s it going so far?
After 4 days into the new year, I can tell you that somehow all my resolutions have been burnt to the ground! As soon as my feet hit the ground on Tuesday (1/2), which for me was the first work day of 2018, I got hit by several “not-so-nice” emails from work followed by an onslaught of crap I don’t really want to get into. It took a good 10 minutes that morning to convince myself not to turn off my phone and crawl back into bed. During that 10-minute internal debate I wondered, “Is this how my 2018 is going to be?” Continue reading “So Far, So Good?”
Recently I was surfing through Facebook and the Fast Money portion of Family Feud came across my thread. I decided to watch it for some unknown reason. One of the questions in particular caught my attention. That question was: “a survey of one hundred people, how many true friends would you say you have?” The first contestant said 3 which was #2 on the list with 21 people. The second contestant said 2, which was # 1 with 22 people. At first, I found it a little sad and almost alarming that nearly 50% of the people think they only have 2 or 3 true friends. Then, I thought to myself, how many do I have? Continue reading “And the Survey Says….”
As we prepare for the 4th week of Advent, we prepare for the birth of Christ, especially since it lands on Christmas Eve. With that in mind, what is the greatest gift you ever received? What is the greatest gift you’ve ever given? We discuss ours as well as the greatest gift the world has ever received, the gift of Jesus Christ.
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The Gospel this time of year recounts the most amazing leap of faith in history. Mary says “yes” to God. Last Thursday’s Gospel reading recounted when Mary went to see her cousin Elizabeth after the angel Gabriel told Mary about God’s plan for her. After hearing or reading this many since I was little it finally dawned on me this week that Elizabeth knew the truth. Before hearing more than a greeting, she understood who came through the door that day – carried in her cousin’s womb. How could she know?
In 1926, Dr. James Allan penned “One Solitary Life,” a short story – a poem of sorts – which describes the life of a seemingly ordinary man who didn’t do anything that we would consider fame-worthy. He grew up in an obscure village and entered the carpenter trade, working with his hands until he was 30. Upon his death, he had no possessions and was laid to rest in a borrowed tomb. Yet, “nineteen centuries have come and gone and today Jesus is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind’s progress. All the armies that have ever marched, all the navies that have ever sailed, all the parliaments that have ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned put together have not affected the life of mankind on earth as powerfully as that one solitary life.”
The third week of Advent, we are calling it The Living Joy. This week is a time of rejoice, a time of joy. But this time of year it’s easy to confuse happy with joy. We dive into this topic during this podcast, we hope you enjoy.
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Justin and Dan