A Cute Dog, The Holy Spirit and an Elephant in the Room

There’s an elephant in the room. The problem we keep turning away from, feeling either powerless to solve it or unwilling to do the hard work necessary to put it behind us. Try as we might to ignore it, there comes a time when we either deal with it or get trampled underfoot. Recently, we […]

Internal Conflicts on Easter Sunday

Even though I’d sworn off working another Confirmation Mass, I’d still have to face large crowds at Mass and all the internal conflicts that come with them. The Easter following that fateful Confirmation Mass, our 11:30AM team was up. I’d worked one Easter before, in Wichita, and I arrived that morning expecting chaos and wondering […]

Ushering Outside my Comfort Zone

Once we settled into life as parishioners at Church of the Resurrection in Wichita, we wanted to get involved. Jennifer signed up for Children’s Liturgy of the Word and I became an usher. What possessed me to do this? I’m an introvert. I’ve never been comfortable walking up to people and asking them things. Being […]

Removing the Guilt from Giving

The son teaches his father a lesson

I feel guilty sometimes about consulting Jenny before making a charitable donation. I feel scared about it more like. It took the better part of a year for me to get up enough courage to make a donation to Food For The Poor. A lack of faith and trust in the Lord, on my part. […]