Friday, August 28, 2020

Love in the time of a presidential election


No one said Christianity if easy. My latest article at Our Sunday Visitor newspaper.


 “Dearest Lord, please help (fill in the blank) stop being such a self-centered, slimy, sleazy … .” How could the God of all goodness not grant such a truly heartfelt prayer?

And if that political bag of wind and malevolence remains unchanged, doesn’t that mean he or she is refusing God’s graces (which, by the way, you helped set in motion)? It can’t be you. It can’t be God. So, whom does that leave? Yep. He or she still has free will and so (shrug) what’re ya gonna do?

 Hate the political position, love the person who holds it

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Big and Little Ways to Help

My latest at Our Sunday Visitor.

"When did we see you homeless?"

"It well may be — but unknown to you — a friend, coworker, neighbor or fellow parishioner has a family member who’s homeless. It well may be you have an immediate or extended family member living in a shelter or on the street."

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A 1982 DeLorean vs. a 2019 confessional?

Again, thank you Our Sunday Visitor for giving me such license when it comes to the newspaper article topics and angles I pitch. A 1982 DeLorean vs. a 2019 confessional? Great Scott!

How the confessional is better than a time machine

Monday, September 23, 2019

"How to Write Your Novel in Nine Weeks" now available in paperback

Now available in paperback: "How to Write Your Novel in Nine Weeks."

Let a sock puppet named Little Willie and me show you how you can do this. Yes, you. And tell your wanna-be-a-novelist friends. They can do it, too. (Certainly not as well as you, but still ... play nice.)

Buy my book, write your book. Boom. Done.