The Hidden Blessing in Waiting to Tell My Story

The Dream Things I thought would happen after I told people I was becoming Catholic: People would ask "why," then sit, leaning forward, eyes wide as I told the whole story. The story of all my misconceptions, and all the truth and beauty I'd found. They'd ask questions to better understand, and they'd start seeking … Continue reading The Hidden Blessing in Waiting to Tell My Story

On Taking Risks and Doing Scary Things

It's been a bit quiet over here at This Catholic Family for the past week. And there's good reason for it. I've been working on something... a project on the side for some time now. And I recently reached a point where I was nearer the first finish line (more on that in a moment) … Continue reading On Taking Risks and Doing Scary Things

Some thoughts on suffering

Death and taxes. Two things that are famously known for their certitude. But, I suggest that death (and some might argue taxes) is merely a form of something else- much more frequent and just as certain. And that something else is Suffering. That's why I fully reject the idea that Christianity is some sort of free … Continue reading Some thoughts on suffering

Oh Child, I Have So Much Good in Mind for You – If You Would Just Obey

In reading the Gospels lately, there is a common theme in Jesus’ teaching that jumps off the page at me (JP). That theme: if you believe I am Lord, then do what I say. I really am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and I’ve come so that you can have life to the … Continue reading Oh Child, I Have So Much Good in Mind for You – If You Would Just Obey