Posts Tagged 'Family'

Courtship is not the Answer

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I absolutely love the courtship approach to dating for my children, but it isn’t enough.  Courtship is the idea that young people should only enter into an exclusive relationship when they are ready to get married.  I have discussed in a previous blog post exactly what Dating with Purpose looks like, so go check it out for more details if you wish. In short, Courtship, or Dating with Purpose, establishes a set of guidelines or best practices that should ...

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Wow, that is a long time!

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This past New Year’s Eve, my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  We decided to make it a big deal and so we let our adult children throw us a party to celebrate the joyous event.  They rented a nice hall, brought in our favorite live band, had the event catered, bought a wedding cake, and invited a ton of our family and friends.  It was a very nice evening of fun, fellowship and dancing and a celebration ...

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Happy Feast of the Holy Family 2015

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As is our tradition, each year on the feast of the Holy Family, we publish an article about our ministry, recap the year and look forward to next year and what God may be calling us to accomplish for His glory.  This year is doubly special as Denae and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this New Year’s Eve.

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The feast of the Holy Family always occurs within ...

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The Cruelty of Dementia – Taking Care of my Father

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Visiting the sick, it sounds easy enough, you visit someone who is sick, keep them company, Hospital, Tuskegee (LOC)bring them some food, take care of their kids, or bring them medicine.  My family has been the recipient of this corporal work of mercy, with each of our nine children.  Our friends and family would rise to the occasion and help us through these times of transition as we welcomed new ...

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Joyfully Visiting the Sick

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Our Time on This Earth is Short

There can be joy in the dying process.  I remember my reaction when my father was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.  It was significantly different from the other times I had experienced the loss of a loved one.  In the past, I felt somewhat devastated and every fiber of my being screamed no, but this time was different.  Yes, I was sad about it, but interestingly, by some supernatural grace of God, I was ...

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The Gift of Grandparents

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Today would have been my maternal Grandmother’s 107th birthday.  We affectionately called her “Maw Maw”, but we spelled it Mama.  When I give talks on my personal walk of faith, Mama is always talked about.  I attribute the reason why I am a committed Catholic to her personal witness of faith and fervent and constant prayers for me.  Her faith has inspired me in many ...

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The Foundation of the Family

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After almost 22 years of parenting, we have tried just about everything, encountered just about every struggle and have learned a lot from others about what it takes to have a happy holy family.  This year Denae and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage.  What a great gift the past 25 years have been for us, we have been blessed beyond what ...

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May Quick Update

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The last few weeks our family has been too busy with activities related to aging parents who need special attention to allow for me to post our weekly article.  In fact it has been almost one month since my last post.  I have written about the dangers of being too busy and over the last month, I have definitely been too busy, but it cannot be avoided due to the family issues we are dealing with.  The good ...

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Being the Servant of Others

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“To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.” St. John Paul II Homily October 7, 1979

On Holy Thursday, the Gospel recalls the washing of the feet of the Apostles by Jesus.  He instructs the Apostles to do the same.  While there are many truths to be learned from this scene in St. John’s Gospel, we will ...

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The Mission of the Family to Evangelize

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Fr. Nathan Cromly

The Mission of the Family is to Guard, Reveal and Communicate Love and this sixth talk of the 2014 Central Texas Retreat for Families provides some food for thought on this subject.  Fr. Nathan Cromly, CSJ, delves into the mission of the family to evangelize other families and the world.

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