Thursday, May 30, 2013

"A Man’s Man" by Richard Leonardi

      He was one of Rochester, New York’s greatest athletes in the 1950s. When I was sixteen years old and in my physical prime, and he was in his 40’s, he beat me in the 40-yard dash like I was standing still. He could have played for anybody. The Cubs wanted to talk to him. The Yankees would have if he’d been interested.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Studies Show the Ten Commandments are Good for You

The Ten Commandments are not good because God gave them to us; he gave them to us because they are good.



     You don’t have to believe God or even believe in God to realize that the rules for everlasting life are also good rules for just plain living.  (Click on the links to read just some of the research I found to back up the Ten Commandments.)  

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Making Lives Count This Memorial Day

Each flag represents a life lost to abortion.
     When Maria Wanchic of Bismarck, ND was thirteen years old, she thought of all the lives lost to abortion and imagined putting up a memorial to represent them as individuals.  “At the time, I thought about crosses,” she said.
      That was two decades ago.  This Memorial Day weekend, Maria accomplished her childhood dream to honor the life of each baby lost to abortion in North Dakota.  Volunteers helped her place sixty-six thousand pink and blue flags on the north side of the state Capitol law.  The flags are  a colorful testimony to each life, rippling in the breeze and making the statement, "I was here, I count."

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Two Devotions to Mary

Mary, Untier of Knots

  In honor of the month of May, here are two beautiful devotions to Mary.  I’d love to hear the results if you participate in either of these.
Pope Francis’s Devotion
      The first one,  “Mary Undoer of Knots” also known as “Our Lady Untier of Knots,"  I came across in Dr. Matthew Bunson’s new book, Pope Francis.  Bunson, one of America’s leading authorities on the papacy and the Church, gives a personal glimpse into the life of Jorge Mario Bergoglio from his early days as a “street priest” to his work as a Cardinal, and finally his appointment as Pope Francis.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Family Inspiration x 2

     Happy Spring! I am writing to share my exciting  news that  I have 2 books released this spring.  Both were written to entertain readers with engaging stories that inspire.       

     When I just wrote for secular publications, I thought religion was boring, My goal now, whether writing fiction or non-fiction, is to present faith in a real and an exciting way. Both books can be enjoyed by all denominations. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Take the Joyful Challenge

      Lately, when I check the next-day weather report, I half-expect fire and brimstone to be in the forecast.  It seems that it should be “time’s up” for the world’s silliness aka spiritual degradation to the nth degree.

     I cannot help but wonder why God is holding back.  He is so very patient with us. It would seem that we have more than earned some chastisements.