Why Hanukkah Matters

Yesterday marked the beginning of the Hanukkah celebration for my Jewish friends. When you begin to understand the significance of Hanukkah, you begin to realize that it is a holiday that should be seen as an inspiration to all people of faith. Due to the removal of Maccabees from the protestant Bible, many non CatholicContinue reading “Why Hanukkah Matters”

New Podcast: Get Up and Hope

Hello Everyone! It has been a while since writing on this site, mainly because I have been working on a new project: The Get Up and Hope Podcast. My childhood friend and former rock bandmate, Joe Carr, and I have been working on this idea for over a year now and it has finally launched.Continue reading “New Podcast: Get Up and Hope”

George Washington the Coward

Today, after Sunday worship, I opened the news to an interesting headline honoring the 230th anniversary of an act committed by a man named Robert Carter III.  A quick Google search about this person whose name I had never heard revealed that he lived from 1728 to 1804 and was one of the wealthiest individuals in Virginia.Continue reading “George Washington the Coward”

The Law of Freedom

Law and Freedom are two words that may seem contradictory. Especially in American culture, we identify Freedom as the absence of imposed restraint or regulations. Often, we view Law as the rules that get us into trouble if we violate them – and get caught. The truth is that freedom for one person only existsContinue reading “The Law of Freedom”

Time to Disconnect

Questions of purpose often lead to times of contemplation and reflection for those serious about matters of the body and soul. The two are intertwined and are impacted by the manner in which we consume or discharge physically, cognitively, and spiritually. What impact do outside forces have on our opinions, principles, behaviors, and psychological well-being?Continue reading “Time to Disconnect”