Faith, Family, and Fatherhood — Books

Lenten Reading Suggestions for 2018

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Lenten Reading Suggestions for 2018

Every Lent I like to find a spiritually challenging or enlightening book to read and meditate upon. Seeing that Lent begins February 14th, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite titles for Lent.  Feel free to share yours as well. The Spear: A Novel of the Crucifixion Louis de Wohl is by far my favorite Catholic author. The Spear takes the reader through the events surrounding the Crucifixion of Our Lord from the perspective of Cassius Longinus, the man who thrust the spear into the side of Christ.  We've read this story aloud during Lent to our...

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Becoming a Dishonest Steward

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Becoming a Dishonest Steward

Saturday November 11th, 2017 St. Martin of Tours Veterans Day, USA Luke 16:9-15 Not long ago Nicole and I started working on our Total Money Makeover, a program from Mr. Dave Ramsey. This program helps teach its "disciples" how to get completely out of debt and grow wealth. It is by no means a get-rich-quick program but rather a get-rich-slowly and permanently program. Part of this program is realizing how damaging debt can be. After reading the book we realized that what we owed was really keeping us in bondage and would do so if we didn't act radically. We...

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The Great Debt Forgiveness Program

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The Great Debt Forgiveness Program

Friday November 10th, 2017 Pope St. Leo the Great Luke 16:1-8 Imagine that you owe thousands of dollars in debt.  You owe on the house, credit cards, a car or two, and student loans.  For many, I don’t think I’m stretching your imagination to the breaking point.  Now imagine that a representative from the institution that you owe this money to arrives at your house this morning. This nice person begins to review your debts with you but then suddenly presents new contracts.  He or she tells you that their financial institution has decided to forgive much of your debt. ...

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Finishing the Work of Love

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Finishing the Work of Love

Tuesday November 8th Luke 14:25-33 I cannot count the projects that I have begun and never finished. What started out as a great idea and began in earnest, too often has been laid aside and forgotten. The books I started to write are still waiting to be finished. The objects I started to build are collecting dust in the basement. The dreams of youth are covered in the cobwebs of my mind. Why have I not finished those projects or pursued those dreams? The simple answer would be that I lacked preparation and focus. I did not take into account...

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Finishing the Work of Love

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Tuesday November 8th
Luke 14:25-33

I cannot count the projects that I have begun and never finished. What started out as a great idea and began in earnest, too often has been laid aside and forgotten. The books I started to write are still waiting to be finished. The objects I started to build are collecting dust in the basement. The dreams of youth are covered in the cobwebs of my mind.

Why have...

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