love

The F.U.N. Quotient … the 16min smile make-over edition (video)

A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17: 22 I saw this short film a few years back. Someone I love needs to know this now. Maybe you do, too.

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This makes me think… how Jesus’ love overwhelms my trepidations (a poem)

Love  by George Herbert (1593-1633) Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back,      Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-ey’d Love, observing me grow slack      From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning,      If I lacked anything. ‘A guest,’ I answer’d, ‘worthy to be here’:…

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A social media sermon in a poem (Warning: this should be habit forming)

The world of communications can help us either to expand our knowledge or to lose our bearings. The desire for digital connectivity can have the effect of isolating us from our neighbours, from those closest to us. … It is not enough to be passersby on the digital highways, simply “connected”; connections need to grow…

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The F.U.N. Quotient… scrabble edition

  Dedicated to all those Scrabble and Words With Friends lovers out there… Source  

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“Love is stronger than terror.” – Dear World project #BostonStrong (the ’13 Boston Marathon survivors)

Needs some inspiration? Come to Boston next week for the running of the Boston Marathon.  These are some of the people you will meet. Dear World has given us a thoughtful photo essay: Read the stories of survivors who talk about their thrivership after being victimized by the bombings at last year’s Marathon. Check out their…

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The F.U.N. Quotient…. the “marry me” edition.

Verily’s Facebook page had a link to this group of marriage proposals that was too good not to share.  All of them are about 5 minutes long and have some kind of music going on. But 5 for 5, the gents all got down on one knee. And all five gals were surprised and said “yes.”…

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Among Women 174: Contraception is Contra to Our Happiness

This most recent edition of Among Women finds us talking in detail about the Catholic Church’s teaching on contraception with a moral theologian, Angela Franks, PhD. Dr Franks recently authored Contraception and Catholicism, which I endorsed. She is a wife, mother, and professor at the Theological Institute of the New Evangelization at St John’s Seminary in the…

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What captures a woman’s heart… (a beautiful, yet non-romantic, story for Valentine’s Day)

If you are looking for a romantic kind of post here for Valentine’s Day, you might have to read something from my archives here, or here. This is one is a salute to another kind of Valentine that captures a woman’s heart. I wept the first time I saw this. No, it wasn’t hormones. Something…

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