A baby's fingers grip his mother's thumb showing the vital connection

A Praying Life: Augustine’s Mother Monica

Praying may look like a spiritual discipline, but it often feels like agony. That's what I've learned personally, and seen recently as I've studied the life of Monica, St. Augustine's mother.

The Temptations of a Servant: Applying Mark 1

Photo by The Creative Exchange on Unsplash   We began studying the Gospel of Mark last week. Now it's time to begin applying Mark 1. For me, the temptations of a servant--do it all even if it kills you--were all over the place:Sending…

Jesus, Martyr Mom or Servant King? Studying Mark 1

Photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash   I hate it when I get an attack of it--the Martyr Mom Syndrome. I'm going along, doing this and that around the house, not looking for any thanks or even acknowledgement. I'm…