“I have no intention of explaining how the correspondence which I now offer to the public fell into my hands. There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy … Continue reading Taking A Lesson from C. S. Lewis
Thanks for joining us for Part 3 of our series for men. In Part 1, we talked about how the world we live in is hurting. Depression, alcoholism, pornography… the list goes on and it’s obvious to see there is an attack on men in this world. Last week in Part 2, we discussed how the … Continue reading Becoming a Man of Prayer: Part 3
Welcome back to our series for men. I encourage you to share this with the men at your parish, your brothers in Christ, and anyone God has placed in your life who you think would benefit from this series. Last week, we talked about how the world we live in is hurting. Depression, alcoholism, pornography... the … Continue reading Becoming a Man of Prayer: Part 2
This post is the first part of a series dedicated to the men. Through this series, I want to speak to the fathers, sons, and brothers out there on becoming a man of prayer. Wherever you are in your ministry experience, this is for you. We all have room to grow. My name is Matt … Continue reading Becoming a Man of Prayer: Part 1
I love everything about Christmas: the giving of gifts, the traditions, the holiday movies, the music, the lights on the houses, the smell of the tree, the wonder and innocence, the Christmas story… the list goes on and on. But what I think I love most about Christmas is the way that God moves so … Continue reading Hope for the Holidays
If I asked you - what is your most common New Year’s resolution? You might say: to lose weight, save money, eat healthier, get rid of the excess or live a simpler life. My personal new year’s resolutions have almost always been to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. However, as I made these … Continue reading Make A New Year’s Resolution for Advent – Why not?
In ministry, you have the opportunity to be a part of several retreats. After the fifth or sixth retreat, we as ministers can be tempted to ease into a comfort zone. I have found that there are times when you have to be intentionally open to what God can do in your life and how he can use … Continue reading Expect the Unexpected
Serving in ministry can often take us in two directions: either you feel inadequate or you feel unstoppable. This is how it is for me, anyway. With a Master’s degree in Theology and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, it can be really easy for me to feel like I can solve any problem or answer … Continue reading Humility in Ministry
Jesus is never going to ask something of us that He does not fully intend to carry out Himself. All the Lord asks us to do is cooperate. He does the miracle, He feeds the people, and He just asks for our five loaves and two fish. Jesus just needs our “yes” and then He will do the rest.
As people who work in ministry, we understand the importance of living a life that thrives on Christ and is an outpouring of His love and grace in our lives. We understand the intensity and major consequence of mortal sin. But we usually don’t notice the effect venial sin has had on our lives until we have dug ourselves into a hole that we need a lot of help to get out of.