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It simply cannot be stated often enough: you have every reason to be encouraged about life. Just look around you. The Divine shows itself everywhere, and in all things we see by example that there is no death. Where do […]

Nothing true and timelessly Good has ever taken root and flowered in this world that wasn’t first sown by love, cultivated through sacrifice, and watered with tears.

The difference between quitting a task, as opposed to reaching the end of our possibilities with it . . . is this: Whenever we quit our wish to succeed at something, we have first embraced a false sense of hopelessness […]

Have you ever noticed how the more negative you get, the more difficult everything about your life becomes, including being able to do the simplest things? It’s like suddenly sinking into dark molasses, where not only can’t you move, but […]

Here are some ideas to help bring light into this dark moment that took place in Manchester, England. It is almost unimaginable that any individual could be so inwardly corrupt as to deliberately wish to hurt anyone else, let alone […]

Mediocrity is a form of madness, a dream embraced by the masses because it makes just getting by an acceptable — sometimes applauded — social art form. What is excellent requires extra effort, so those who choose the road to […]

In this life we will lose whatever we don’t work to maintain; and this includes our health, as well as our hope to know our place in God’s life. All said and done, hard work is the way to the […]

Early one morning, just as the sun is rising and throwing its gentle light through the bars of the one window that graces his prison cell, Armand is awakened by a sound he has never heard before. He knows immediately […]

The dark powers that presently govern this world are secretly dedicated to the denigration of character, which they slowly achieve through attrition, glorification of social imitation, and a growing sense of discouragement felt by anyone who sees the promise of […]

Question: Can guilt be used to tell me that I did something that needs to be changed? Answer: Guilt is a wasted, useless, and ultimately self-destructive state. We need only see ourselves as we are in the moment when misstepping. […]