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Merry Christmas

Humbly, a small gift for you, Merry Christmas:

God’s sign is simplicity. God’s sign is the baby. God’s sign is that he makes himself small for us. This is how he reigns. He does not come with power and outward splendour. He comes as a baby – defenseless and in need of our help.

He does not want to overwhelm us with his strength. He takes away our fear of his greatness. He asks for our love: so he makes himself a child. He wants nothing other from us than our love, through which we spontaneously learn to enter into his feelings, his thoughts and his will – we learn to live with him and to practice with him that humility of renunciation that belongs to the very essence of love. – Pope Benedict XVI

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Who Knew?

Who Knew?
Who Knew?

What catches your eye, makes you pause, provides a laugh, an “aha moment”, an insight, a doubt, or a sign?

Are these things even on your radar? Probably, if you’re like most people. This car was about a soccer field away from the Scout Store, where I was sitting on the steps with Cooper (our Dog).

Some people wear the Jesus bracelet WWJD, the crucifix, have the Jesus Loves You bumper sticker. And then there’s the car. Who knew?

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Life Is Good
Life Is Good
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Is Running A Religion?

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Steve Prefontaine

Something happened yesterday that had me wonder about finding the right thing, for the right reason – running.

Is running a religion?

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Letters To God, The Movie


Ever stumble upon something exciting, cool, meaningful?

How does that make you feel? Does it feel like a gift? It might. It really depends on the whole picture.

But what if you can’t see the whole picture? Then what? Does that mean what happened wasn’t meaningful?

On a routine Delta flight yesterday, I met Kim Dawson. We both said, “You look familiar.”

Turns out we attend the same Mass at the same church. Turns out we’re both headed to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Me, to give a speech that may help change the world.

Kim, to watch a movie that may help change the world.

And one more thing, Kim is the Producer of the movie.

His movie debuts nationwide in two days. He said, “Would you like to come watch it tonight?”

So I wrote a “letter to God”:

“Dear God, thank you for placing this opportunity in front of me. Life on the road is challenging enough, but without proper rest, it becomes even more challenging. May I please do this later?”

My letter to God pales in comparison to the young, cancer-stricken boy who writes Letters to God and the Mailman who has to figure out what to do with them.