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Vocation and the Journey: Interview with Radio Maria

If you hate how your voice sounds when you hear it on an answering machine or voicemail, welcome to my world. I did an interview with a friend who works at Radio Maria.  While I can’t stand hearing my recorded voice, the content may help anyone with questions on vocation or discernment.  Forgive my grogginess…I only had one cup of coffee…

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Why Marriage Won’t Cure Your Porn Problem

  I wrote an article recently for Covenant Eyes on the subject of “Why Marriage Won’t Cure Your Porn Problem.” In a nutshell, we need to have cultivated discipline and mastery of self before we take our marital vows, not after.  There’s no magical power in the wedding ring; it isn’t forged in the fires of Mt. Doom or Mt. Virtue.…

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Discernment III: Consolations & Desolations

Still agonizing over a life choice, dating situation, or career path?  You’re in good company.   In Part I and Part II, I wrote about the agony of discernment and the necessity for silence in the decision-making process. Now, onward to Part III: Understanding Consolations and Desolations.   One of the greatest tools in your discernment toolbox will be a…

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Book Review: Tweeting with GOD

  I just got the book Tweeting with GOD by Fr. Michel Remery in the mail. One of the first things I thought was, “This would be a great gift for someone getting Confirmed! Or someone graduating high school!” My second thought was, “Why didn’t I think of this idea for a book first?!”   Tweeting with GOD is a…

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When a Woman Likes a Man

I wrote an article with a friend of ours, Arleen Spenceley, regarding what should a woman do (from a man’s perspective) when she likes a man and she’s posted it up on her website.  She’s written some quality stuff, I highly recommend reading her posts.   Check out the article by clicking here!   Remember that dating is less about the games…

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Discernment II: Get Quiet

How can I know what God wants of me?  How does one discern well?  How do I listen for His call?   While I’m no priest or trained spiritual director, most of my twenties were spent discerning my vocation, reading lots of books, hyperventilating, going on retreats, and eventually entering the seminary after hyperventilating a little more. I’ve been through…

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Set Free in New Zealand

We’ve been blessed by the Lord to travel to many lands, domestic and international, to preach the Gospel and see what great things God is doing in and through young people around the world. We recently just returned from the Set Free youth conference held by the Diocese of Hamilition, New Zealand, and this was quite the adventure.   We…

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