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Can Football be Holy?
Click: Watch the Holy Half-time Show™ I love football and long for the days when the players were loyal to the team, they dressed well, and the spoke respectfully. So much of that has been lost in the culture today of edginess, aggressiveness, and shock value. When the Denver Broncos went to their first Super Bowl in 1977, we had a defense called The Orange Crush. Not too long ago, I could accurately name every starting player, their position, and their number. Those days are long over and it does make me think of the "good old days". Well, here we are, approaching Super Bowl LVI, and the half time...Read more
Renewing Marriages – A Date with Father Nate
Father Nathan likes to give me credit for originating “A Date with Father Nate.” However, looking back to the day it originated, it wasn’t me and it wasn’t Father Nathan. The Holy Spirit was definitely at work. In February of 2017, I picked up Father Nathan from the airport. The drive gave me a chance to ask questions about evangelizing in the home, specifically in regard to the role of my husband, Wes. Father recommended that we both attend an annual retreat. I had been attending the Maria Stein Mother’s Retreat for the last several years, which is where I met Father Nathan. Wes, however, had not found “his” retreat....Read more
Prologue – Hoodwinking and Hoisting – The Anti-Leaders Part 5
How do I view Catholicism and Politics? Do I apply the Gospel to my role as a citizen? Father Nathan takes a modern political leader, Saul Alinski, and demonstrates how faith in Jesus Christ keeps us on a true leader's path. Your implementation step is to ponder how you have seen a change take place that seems to be manipulative.Read more
Have A Plan You Can Stick To
Do I have a plan that was too much? Have I given up on a dream? Your implementation step is to Make a plan and stick to it Have friends who can understand -- don't keep it to yourself Love God more than the difficulty you encounter through prayer.Read more
Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini
What inspires you? What Is something that would entice you to drop everything? Mother Cabrini had a heart for Italian immigrants and orphans and she answered the Pope's call to leave Italy for New York. Your implementation step is to consider something God has been calling you to do and to pray about responding. Enjoy the following article.The Cabrini Shrine is situated in Golden, Colorado. The plot of land was negotiated and purchased in 1910 by a religious sister, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini, who wanted to use it as a summer camp for orphaned girls she took care of in Denver. Unfortunately, the land seemed to have a water problem:...Read more
Simon Sinek And The Church’s Mission
Are you good at asking questions? Do you know the value of your profession or vocation?Read more
Fog – Why We Fail Part 2
What do I do well consistently? Where am I most active? Do I have any blocks? Without a doubt leadership is hard and challenging and sometimes we get so used to its challenge that we forget that we can make it successful. We learn to get used to the very things that can cause our downfall. But it doesn’t have to be this way. One of the big elements we struggle with as leaders is our ability to plan effectively - our ability to see our way through changing circumstances. This ability is impeded by what we call “fog”. And understanding “fog” is the key to overcoming it.Read more
Making Room For Christian Celebration
Am I a planner? Do I prioritize? How do I make decisions? Consider how you use your rational brainRead more
Part 1 – The Liturgy Of Our Year
What do I know about the Liturgy of the Church Year? Do I know what each color means? This is a walk through the Church year with Father Nathan and will allow you to engage in the Mass with a new understanding as you pursue your path to holiness. Your call to action is to reflect on the season that is the most challenging to you.Read more
How To Find God In The Small Things
How do I define great? How do I define small? Do I measure myself before I act?Read more
5 More Books Every Catholic Business Person Should Read
What is my list of great business books? Can I name 5?Read more
The Vision, Daring, and Grit Of The Virgin Mary
Where have I felt defeated? What are the good things I could have done but didn't? Listen to how Our Lady went from living in a forgotten city in a country that is occupied to saying "Yes" to God and changing the course of history. Your Implementation step is to make a conscious choice to share something about your trust in God with a family member that may not share your faith.Read more