Community Unity, Ending Racism and Discrimination,  Casting Your Vote

Community Unity, Ending Racism and Discrimination, Casting Your Vote

Pat and I have recently returned from a trip to Big Sky, Montana, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks where we took our two recent high school graduate grandchildren – Logan Elisabeth Denmon and Wilson Luke Von Dohlen. This is a tradition for us as each of our 16 grandchildren accomplish graduation from high school.…
Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

Reject Racism, But Know What You Are Supporting

There’s nothing like sitting outside on the 4th of July, the birthday of the United States, listening to great patriotic music and hearing a new Lee Greenwood song. Yes, I missed watching the traditional parade due to Covid-19 concerns, but I find myself thinking of all the blessings that my family and I enjoy; things…
We Trust

We Trust

Even though I am following those tips I had for you last month about vision and wisely using our time during our shelter in place situation, I still sought inspiration to get me started for this month’s article. I never have been in a situation before where I had to ask my wife, Pat, to…
Coronavirus – Be Not Afraid – With God All Things Are Possible

Coronavirus – Be Not Afraid – With God All Things Are Possible

I could never have fathomed all the things that have happened in our country during March 2020. I must admit that particularly over the last two weeks, I have been in somewhat of a “funk” because of the Coronavirus pandemic and all the uncertainty surrounding it. The news cycles on TV have been bad for…
My Opinion – Your Vote – America’s Future 2020

My Opinion – Your Vote – America’s Future 2020

In case you haven’t noticed, we are in a big year for Texas and national politics – it’s election season. Here are some questions to ponder:   How can I best know for whom to vote?  As a Catholic, are there some voting guidelines we can follow?  What authority do Church leaders have regarding politics…
LOOKING AHEAD – Be Positive, Take Risks, Take Action

LOOKING AHEAD – Be Positive, Take Risks, Take Action

I still believe in New Year’s Resolutions. There are those who say don’t worry about New Year’s Resolutions because you don’t keep them anyway. My view is (1) even if you do not keep them they have caused you to think about where you need improvement in your life, and (2) whatever positive outcome occurs…
The Magic of Christmas

The Magic of Christmas

Christmas is my favorite holiday and season of the year. Music adds so much to the magic of Christmas. We know that the first Christmas was the miracle of Christ’s birth to the Virgin Mary for the salvation of souls – God’s gift to the whole world of His only son Jesus Christ. Music lifts…
How A Vision Can Become A Reality

How A Vision Can Become A Reality

In my last article we looked at forming and accomplishing your vision, more on that later, and not worrying about being a people-pleaser. This month we look at someone whose actions demonstrate she cares more about the truth and doing what is right rather than worrying about what someone will think or say about her…
Reject People-Pleasing, Follow these Stages to Achieve Your Vision

Reject People-Pleasing, Follow these Stages to Achieve Your Vision

It is time for us to look at some of the things influencing good, God-fearing people in the United States and to identify what is holding them back from taking action to accomplish an objective or preventing them from being people who don’t just know their faith but live their faith outwardly. Two of these…
COUNTRIES VISITED WANT NO MORE COMMUNISM OR SOCIALISM

COUNTRIES VISITED WANT NO MORE COMMUNISM OR SOCIALISM

Have you ever been to a country that was under control of the Nazis and then Communism? Do you know what those people experienced and how they did not have any of the basic freedoms that Americans take for granted? My wife, Pat, and I had that experience this summer. We started in Poland, the…
Easter, The Cross, The Church and Actual Facts

Easter, The Cross, The Church and Actual Facts

It has been a wonderful Easter season. In the process of reading the Bible and attending Holy Week and Easter services I also learned in reading from Bob Gass and the Word For Today about noticing that the “cross” has two posts: vertical and horizontal. The vertical represents your relationship with God, what He wants…
Lent, Easter and Changing Hearts

Lent, Easter and Changing Hearts

Going through Lent, we have been reading 40 Days, 40 Ways A New Look at Lent by Marcellino D’Ambrosio (Dr. Italy). A paragraph in Day 20 particularly caught my attention: “Modern media invades every nook and cranny of our lives. In various schools and seminars around the world, future advertising execs, graphic artists, and filmmakers…
National Legatus Summit: LEARN, GET DIRECTION, STAND FIRM

National Legatus Summit: LEARN, GET DIRECTION, STAND FIRM

Pat and I recently returned from the annual Legatus Summit in Dana Point, California. For those not familiar with Legatus it is an organization of leading Catholic business men and women from across America who are Ambassadors for Jesus Christ. At the Summit, you hear nationally recognized speakers and learn the current status of things…
New Beginnings, Becoming an Epiphany, and Fun with Family

New Beginnings, Becoming an Epiphany, and Fun with Family

Here’s hoping your Christmas and start of the New Year has been wonderful with you surrounded by family and friends. Last year, I offered you some 17 recommendations for success in personal and business activities. This year I want to focus on 3: Dedicate your work (business and family) to the glory of God starting…
LEGACY, ADVANCEMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND PRAYER

LEGACY, ADVANCEMENT, KNOWLEDGE AND PRAYER

It was heartwarming seeing people across America saying prayers, paying respects and giving tributes during the service at the National Cathedral to the character, friendliness and love of family of George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. It caused me to recall my personal experience with 41 in April 1981 when he…
Summer Sharing, Amazing Future and Proven Predictions

Summer Sharing, Amazing Future and Proven Predictions

It appears the long hot, really hot, Texas summer is over. Can’t believe we have had nearly two weeks of near continuous rain. Pat and I have done our best to establish a few traditions during our 12 years of marriage to each other. One of those is providing funds for summer camp to each…
Witnessing to the Beauty of Catholic History

Witnessing to the Beauty of Catholic History

Continuing to share the pearls of wisdom from the Pilgrimage In The Footsteps of St. Dominic, as Catholic business men and women each of us has an obligation to witness (experience, reflect and share) to others about our Catholic faith. The first place our group stayed was in the walled town of Avila. In addition…