Tag: vocation

The Spousal Meaning of Your Body

  “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ This is a great mystery, and I mean in reference to Christ and the Church.”  (Eph. 5:31-32) As my beloved toddler scrambles to attempt and contribute to this short blog, I ponder the above passage…

Vocation is Your Gift

I think Jackie and I both have been struggling to find time to be creative.  Songwriting and crafting blogs all too easily take a backseat to binge sessions on Netflix, especially when we are tired after a day of chasing a toddler and keeping her fingers out of the electric sockets. I’ve been wanting to write more particularly about discernment and…

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…

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…

What I Miss About Seminary

The province of Florida recently received thirteen men as newly ordained deacons–deacons in transition to the priesthood. The Mass was beautiful and the men quickly began blessing crosses, water, and chihuahuas with their newfound “deacon powers.” They were one class ahead of my own in the seminary, so I know these guys well. They welcomed me back with open arms…