Archive for August, 2011


August 29, 2011 1 comment

As I write this I’m waiting for a flight back to San Diego from a trip to Washington state. One of my friends recently texted me to “have a safe flight home.” It was a kind gesture and I appreciated it, but it also struck a chord with me. San Diego isn’t home. It’s an amazing city and I have really enjoyed living there for the last few years, but even if I wasn’t in the process of moving, it still wouldn’t be home. Read more…


Wisdom From My Teenage Years

August 13, 2011 Leave a comment

One of the reasons that I enjoy the chaos associated with moving is that I get to unearth some of the relics of my past that have gone untouched for months or years. Although I should probably focusing my time on putting things where they belong, I decided to read through an old journal of sorts that I kept when I was in high school. I never kept much of a daily journal, but I would write poems and quotes (I had a separate folder for all of my “inventions”). Anyway, I was looking through some of my old quotes and I was struck by one of them:


Women TRULY are miracles of God. And like most miracles:

  1. They cannot be understood
  2. They can’t be explained
  3. There is no human logic behind them
  4. Those who get them rarely deserve them.


I could take a few paragraphs and run through my assessment of this quote (over a decade later), but I think sometimes less is more. Besides, I want to hear your thoughts…



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The Crisis of Vocations

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

Most Catholics who pay any attention at Mass have probably heard that there is a crisis of vocations. Leaders in the Church regularly mention the urgent need for more priests and religious and use the term to describe the shortage in our church here in America (and around the world). I agree that we don’t have enough priests and religious and I absolutely agree that there is a crisis of vocations, but I think we ignore a greater crisis when we focus all of our attention on the call to religious life and ignore the call that applies to many others. Read more…