Blessed John Henry Newman wrote many beautiful prayers reflecting his reverence for God and appreciation for the gift of life. One of my personal favorites – and a great one to keep in mind as…

Christ is called Emanuel, which means, “God is with us” and we are so grateful that he came to save us. Yes, we enjoy the nativity and he was once a baby, but he’s not a baby today. He was bor…

Christmas is often described as a magical time, but I think the word “transcendent” might be more appropriate. Our souls can be lifted through experiences of the divine that we weren’t expecting.

Even though it rarely crosses our mind, there is always someone listening to what we are saying. Words are not just meaningless sounds but were created to communicate and most importantly to r…

In the liner notes of an album, musicians usually thank their colleagues, staff, and family for their talent and support. But on the back cover of Grammy nominee Matt Maher’s new record “The A…

St. Francis de Sales once said, “A spoonful of honey gets more flies than a barrel full of vinegar.” This take on an old English proverb points to the reality that likable things will naturall…

Growing older is like a train rolling down the track and no matter how many botox injections, vitamins, or hair plugs, we cannot stop the reality of our mortality. There is nothing wrong with …

People can seem a little self-obsessed nowadays, with our endless selfies and social media posts. But during the season of Advent, the Church asks us to look at ourselves in a way that isn’t a…

In 1985, Christopher de Vinck, a high school English teacher from New Jersey, published an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Power of the Powerless: A Brother’s Lesson.” His article…

Imagine if you were the creator of the earth with all of its breathtaking beauty and gave each living creature the gift of life. For every human, you provided a book of your promises which giv…

I have thought about why many Christians including myself so often struggle in a lukewarm state of mind much more than we should. To say the least, there are several reasons, but actually, the…

Department stores have started putting up Christmas decorations and the Hallmark Channel is running Christmas movies 24/7 through the end of the year. While the general response to scenes like…

“You taught me that being Catholic can be fun.” Veteran catechist and retired TV sportscaster Gary Montgomery nearly fell to the floor when he read that line in a note he once received from an…

Though I did not serve in the military, I am very appreciative of those who have. I’m very proud of my son who is a marine that spent time in Japan and Thailand. He has a Masters degree and se…

When we think about living on purpose, it can mean different things to different people. Personally, one of the first aspects that comes to my mind is the desire to not only love God and be th…

It seems like yesterday that my son and daughter-in-law announced they were going to have a baby and today I am declaring to the world what a wonderful miracle has happened. The joy of this ne…

Well, it’s that time of year again! No, I don’t mean pumpkin spice season. That’s been well underway for a few weeks now. What I’m talking about is the release of The Christophers’ newest edit…

When we consider the word revival and more specifically within the Christian faith, we think of a series of evangelistic meetings with the intention to increase interest in God. If we look mor…

Imagine being mentally aware of what’s going on around you, but being unable to talk, move, or even blink your eyes. That’s what happened to ESPN broadcaster Victoria Arlen when she was just a…

Sometimes life is so difficult that we can barely keep it together. All of us have faced serious trials and for those who are Christians, we have appreciated the comfort and peace of God’s pre…

One of the most famous tales of World War I began when a fantasy fiction writer wrote a story in 1914 about British soldiers crying for help while facing overwhelming German forces near Mons, …

As we are noticing in our ever-changing world, when one person is offended over something, the new social acceptance solution is to stop what we are planning and allow that individual to chang…

Have you noticed lately that conflict and disagreement are more abundant than unity? Though the average person would give peace as the answer to what they would like to have more of, we are bo…

Known for her upbeat and empowering hits like “Good Morning” and “Overcomer,” Grammy Award-winning Christian singer-songwriter Mandisa had every confidence in the world that God would heal her…