Catholic Sprouts invited me to host their podcast this week and share 5 of my favorite saint stories. I agreed immediately, and to be honest, the only difficulty was in whittling it down to only 5. Not only did Jesus promise that those who believe in Him will do greater things than He did (John […]
4:50 am. I lie awake, tired and questioning. Is this headache enough for me to just go back to sleep? 5 drowsy minutes slip by. Lord, is it Your will that I get up anyway? Silence. Though I do get the ever-so-slight feeling that I should just get up and go, I question if it’s […]
In this episode of the Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, Michael discusses the incredible interplay between sin, grace, suffering and reparation, and how it can help us practically to find new purpose in the trying moments in life.
In this episode of the Strong Catholic Dad Podcast, Michael discusses a crucial obligation he failed to fulfill for the first 15 years of his fatherhood, the fact that God is not a jerk, and the freedom that comes with trusting God.
A couple weeks ago we did one of the See for Yourself guides on “Dads Love.” The theme of the guide is that fathers are made in the likeness and image of God, that God pursues our hearts, and that we as fathers share in His fatherhood by pursuing the heart of God, the heart […]
A while back I was talking to my son who had just graduated from college. He had paid his own way through school, rented his own apartment, purchased his own car and I was congratulating him when he looked at me and said “yeah I did it. I did it myself.”
24 years ago we were at a water park in southern Florida. My son John-Andrew was 3 at the time, and he was a cute, pudgy little thing. He couldn’t swim, and so the two of us would would go into the different pool areas together and I would swim with him. We would dunk […]
I’m blessed to have 10 children between the ages of 6 and 27. I didn’t start out wanting to have a large family. I came from a family of four, my wife came from a family of eight, and when we talked about how many kids we wanted to have I remember saying I wanted […]