Authentic Conversion

A Review of Sunday Will Never Be the Same by Dawn Eden Goldstein (Catholic Answers Press, 2019, 255pp) In this age of truncated attention spans, it’s easier than ever to be misled by labels and appearances. That’s a risk run by the latest book from Dawn Eden Goldstein, an adult convert to Protestantism and then Catholicism, who is…

Suffering

A major commonality in all suffering is the sense of the unknown. I’ll venture to say that sometimes it is that very element, the unknown, that can be harder than the actual suffering itself.  When will this be relieved? What happens when someone dies? What if nothing ever changes? What if my worst fears come…

Blessed to work

How is work? How do you like your job?  These are common everyday questions where the typical responses we hear is “it’s ok” or “it pays the bills.” Some might complain, perhaps about their boss, their customers, or the tiring nature of their work. Every once in a while, we’ll hear someone talk enthusiastically about…

Drawn to Brokenness

Back in the era of my middle school years, I began to notice a trend in my behavior toward the “underdogs” amongst us. In the view of a school-aged child, the underdogwould be someone who was not in the “cool” group, someone who was made fun of or picked on, someone from a very poor family,…

Poetry

Good poetry is striking for its economy of language. It uses the fewest words needed to express the most possible meaning. It paints a picture, tells a story and expresses feelings, while delighting the ear with rhythm and sometimes rhyme.  We Need Not Just Stories, but Poetry I could tell you that I have a…