Fate, Part 2

As I stated at the end of part one of this story my wife and I had many events that led up to the point where we headed off to our respective colleges. I attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas where I usually wore shorts and a golf shirt on a daily... Continue Reading →

Fate

I played golf for the University of St. Thomas where my coach was an older gentleman who had served in World War II. I was shocked when one day he told us he was not only non-Catholic but instead was an Atheist. This was especially surprising since I was attending a Catholic university where I... Continue Reading →

Taking Action

Trusting in God and turning my life over to him has been something I have struggled with. In fact, as I have previously written I haven’t fully understood what this means. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” I’ve stated this countless times and haven’t really thought about what it means... Continue Reading →

Turning our lives over to God

As I began thinking about this step it occurred to me that I really did not understand what “turning your life over to God” means. My thinking was that it simply meant “doing the right things” every day by blocking out sinful thoughts and controlling my actions at every turn. But, the more I thought... Continue Reading →

Our lives had become unmanageable

  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps people struggling with addiction. While drugs, alcohol, and pornography are the usual addictions that come to mind it is common to find people hurting in numerous ways. As I have stated many times in other writings I feel there is a battle of good and evil being... Continue Reading →

Thy Will be Done

I am struggling to confront my fears; especially in the area of finance and money management. Why do I struggle so much in this area even if there is nothing horribly wrong? What is it that scares me so much? I believe that my pride and ego have gotten in my way for much of... Continue Reading →

Bandera TX 50K Race

Our son came to visit for the holidays and we headed south to the Texas Hill Country to watch him compete in one of the Tejas Trail’s ultra-race events, this one held at a new venue called “Camp Eagle” in far southwest Texas near the Mexico border. While not to the level of some of... Continue Reading →

Family Reunion

Our family got together this past weekend in Tampa, FL for the marriage of one of our nephews. As usual it was good to see everyone and to reconnect as jobs, marriages, and life have us living in different places all over the country and with little time to keep up like we would like... Continue Reading →

You Cannot Serve Two Masters

How you see the world is based on your values and the choices you make each day. If fear and hate fills your heart you will have a difficult time accepting your neighbor as your own. If fear cripples you into inaction and anxiety you will be unable to find true happiness and fulfillment. You... Continue Reading →

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