Confessions of a Novena Skeptic

My friend Matt (Rounding30) was recently diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma.  As far as cancer goes, this is by far the “best kind of cancer” one could have.  He has been assured by doctors and survivors that Hodgkins is curable.  He is in excellent health with no real symptoms (other than a big lump on his… Continue reading Confessions of a Novena Skeptic

Nicaragua 2014: Life Finds A Way

Thanks to everyone who supported our 2014 Nicaragua mission trip with your prayers, your words of encouragement, and your financial support.  We certainly could not have done it without you!  As they say in Nicaragua, "Life finds a way!"   My thank-you notes are finally hitting the post office this week.  In the meantime, here's… Continue reading Nicaragua 2014: Life Finds A Way

Chocolate Chip Spirituality

It is a good thing that I did not give up cookies for Lent! Last week was Reading Week at Northwestern University, and the Student Advisory Board at the Sheil Catholic Center enthusiastically hosts “study days”, where we dole out an extra dose of Sheil hospitality.  Our volunteers conjure up inordinate amounts of snack food… Continue reading Chocolate Chip Spirituality