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Scattering Seeds

Jan 3 11 • 0 comments

I plant seeds for a living. Every plant I’ve ever watered has died. People give away dead and dying plants to my husband Tom and he resurrects them like they were Lazarus. Me? Put a plant in my charge and it will turn brown. But I plant seeds, none the less. I don’t sow seeds […]

What Went Wrong for <i>The Perfect Game</i>

What Went Wrong for The Perfect Game

Jan 1 11 • 0 comments

I took three of my grandchildren to see The Perfect Game yesterday.  My daughter is a manager at a mall theater and she had told me that the movie opened Friday and no one went to see it. I knew it was unlikely that it would stay past the weekend without a major change. I […]

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Best Practices in Faith Formation

“Dear Stan. I am a Catechist for 17 ninth graders. What would you suggest for me, the Catechist, that will grab their attention. I need to get them involved. Right now, they’re staring back at me as if the lights are on but nobody is home. I need something that will give them a piece […]

<i>Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul</i>

Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul

Jan 1 11 • 0 comments

Whether you are a gifted athlete, a weekend warrior, or one who simply enjoys reading the Sunday Sports section, you will enjoy Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul (St. Anthony Messenger Press, January 2004, paperback, 137 pages) by Dr. Susan Saint Sing. Saint Sing, a gifted athlete and inspirational coach, shares her own story […]

The Fire of <i>Twilight</i>

The Fire of Twilight

Jan 1 11 • 0 comments

That’s right, I partook of the forbidden fruit; I’ve always been a sucker for a vampire story. And I think that Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series is that.  Now, I’m not saying it’s great literature, nor am I disputing that it contains disturbing material, especially for a young audience – but I did enjoy the action […]