Faith Life

August 25, 2016

A Man Named James

James at Starbucks Back in April, I was out at a Starbucks near our house for an evening of reading for my diaconate program’s Philosophy course. […]
June 19, 2016

Everlasting Day

On a recent trip to cub scout camp with three of my four boys, many of these words came to me on my walk to and […]
June 15, 2016

Class of Twenty-Twenty-Something

Now that the “cat’s out of the bag” and has been officially communicated to the clergy of our diocese, I can say a few words about […]
June 15, 2016

I Can’t Imagine

As I read the devastatingly sad news from Orlando of Lane Graves, the 2-year-old boy who was pulled into the lagoon by an alligator and drowned, […]
June 13, 2016

Diaconate Retreat 2016 (Photos)

From June 9-13, 2016, our class of diaconate aspirants had our annual retreat. These photos are from our time at the Chiara Center (Franciscan Life Center) […]
June 6, 2016


I made it through a really rough last weekend as music director & organist at my home parish. My eyes didn’t water too much (but I’ll […]
June 3, 2016

The Problem of Evil, Augustine to Today

For centuries, “the problem of evil” has vexed those who believe in God and given those who do not believe a strong argument against God’s existence. […]
June 2, 2016

See You in the Eucharist #ThankfulThursday

Appropriate for a #ThankfulThursday, because of how thankful I am for this chapter of my life… Dear Holy Family parish – Father Jeff, Father Stone, musicians, […]
May 11, 2016

Open My Eyes

Fifteen or so years ago, when I had returned to church and was starting to seriously discern God’s will for my life and vocation, a certain […]