How to Walk on Water

How to Walk on Water

Life is full of ups and downs.  One minute you are perfectly happy and healthy. You have a great spouse, great kids.  Perfect job, a house of your dreams…and then, out of nowhere, things start going downhill. Maybe you find out something terrible about your spouse from before you knew them.  Maybe someone special in your life dies suddenly.  Maybe your dream job becomes a nightmare.  Maybe you find out what they mean by the “Joys of Home ownership”. How far do we let the downs in life get before we snap?  How long until we start pointing blame on others.  How often do we turn to God to get us through? How immediate do we expect his assistance? In a world surrounded by instant gratification, it can be difficult to find the patience for God. Imagine what it must have been like for Jesus’ disciples on the boat, tossing and turning, afraid this sudden storm was going to capsize them. ...
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Baby Joy!

Baby Joy!

I am happy to announce the birth of my daughter!  It has been almost 2 months already.  I cannot stress enough how wonderful it is to watch your baby come into this world and watch them grow.  I have a 3 year old boy now also and he is beginning to come around and enjoy his little sister.  Life is so precious, enjoy it! And if you would like to help out a growing catholic family, don't forget to purchase my book on Amazon!...
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Suffering as a Gift

Part of living life is knowing that suffering is inevitable.  In one way or another, we will feel pain.  Some handle their pain differently than others.  How a Prodigal Catholic should start to think about pain is important. Pain is caused by mans propensity to sin.  God is good, but he is also Just.  So, when we violate the laws of God, we must suffer.  Understanding this, it is important to offer our pain for sins committed.  A simple prayer whenever we suffer in any way is the following: O Lord, Thy will be done; I offer this to Thee for my sins. Being able to give up our sufferings for sins is a gift.  As my book describes, indulgences are required to pay for the temporal punishment due to sin.  In giving up our sufferings on Earth for our sins, we can reduce or eliminate time required to suffer in purgatory.  Whether it be for ourselves, or the souls in purgatory. And never...
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