The serving dish

The serving dish

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, which means one thing: food! Sure, it’s a holiday about being thankful, but let’s be honest—what’s memorable are the grocery lists, the recipes, the eating, the overeating, the leftovers, and the “never going to eat again”...
On Recognizing When You Might Be The Problem

On Recognizing When You Might Be The Problem

I’ve met many unhappy people in my day and they usually have a few things in common. First, they all completely hate where they live. They’ll talk about how they hate their house, they hate the weather, they hate the town, etc. etc. They refuse to see the good...
Saints: The All-Star Team

Saints: The All-Star Team

This past weekend, we celebrated All Saints’ Day, commemorating people who tried their best to live a life oriented toward Christ—and succeeded eternally! In thinking about saints and how central they are to our growth in holiness, I’m reminded of when my...
What’s an Education?

What’s an Education?

By Ian Skemp I teach high school at a private Catholic academy in the Twin Cities. That seems like a pretty simple statement; I wish I could leave it at that. However, teaching and education belong to that class of common words that deserve more consideration, like...