The Real Celebration of Love

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You might think I’m crazy, but I think we should look at Lent in the same way that a lot of people look at St. Valentines’ Day. Yep…you heard me. In fact, I find it quite apropos that in most years, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the “ominous” shadow of Lent. Why? Because all the […]

A Free Lenten Series that will Transform Your Life!

This Lent, join me for a very different Lenten series. It’s an exploration of what Christ himself calls the “one thing” necessary – the interior life. It’s called “Catholic Mysticism & the Beautiful Life of Grace.” And it’s not like any study you’ve ever taken. I’ve never encountered anything like this before! Terri (Sign up […]

The Tragic Beauty of the Cross

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There is only one way to be saved….period. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” These words of Christ in John 14:6 are some of the most famous in all of Scripture. But what most people don’t realize is that Christ declares them […]

The Real Reason God Permits Temptation

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Isn’t it funny (and annoying) that those things you gave up for Lent seem to present themselves way more often than normal? People keep offering you that frothy beer or fancy dessert, and you have to give it the old “just say no” Nancy Reagan routine. And I don’t know about you, but it’s ridiculous […]

Taking Lent by Force

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Most of us dread Lent on some level. And that’s natural because it doesn’t appeal to our senses. Let’s be honest, we’ve all been tempted to cut the Lenten corners: “Let’s see…how about no alcohol…wait…scratch that… alcohol…I mean no beer (cuz then I can still have a bourbon in the evening); no desserts…desserts…I mean no […]

075: The Secret to Astonishing Faith: Surviving Your Sea of Galilee

<Scroll to bottom for podcast.> Ever felt yourself sinking? St. Peter certainly did when after he briefly walked toward our Lord on the surging waves of the Sea of Galilee. And you have to hand it to Peter. He jumped out of the boat during a raging storm. All because Christ said, “Come.” That’s exactly […]