Dust if You Must, Because You Must

Dust if You Must, Because You Must

I recently came across this poem: Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need?   Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, With rivers to swim and...
5 Things To Do When You’re Unemployed

5 Things To Do When You’re Unemployed

Unemployment can be the pits. Long-term unemployment can feel like a soul-sucking hell from which there seems to be no end. It just so happens that I am an veteran at this, so I write from experience. 15 years later, I find myself in another long-term unemployment...
Living More Abundantly

Living More Abundantly

It may be different now, but the chapel of the Newman Center at GWU when I was a student was in pretty rough shape. The floor creaked, the AC/heat was unreliable at best, and it had the general run-down, jerry-rigged feel of the room that was built over a retro-fitted...
Pondering the Big ‘What-Ifs’

Pondering the Big ‘What-Ifs’

By Tim Hester Sometimes, due to our perversely fallen human nature, we weak men tend to misuse a great capacity that we’ve been given precisely as human beings.  That is, God has crafted our humanity with the ability to reflect.  To my knowledge no other creature on...
Doing Works of Mercy Everyday

Doing Works of Mercy Everyday

My family and I were running just on time for the early Mass last Sunday. Well, actually, we were on track to be about 2 minutes late. We were going along, stuck behind some slow-going cars. Just as we were coming to an intersection ,we witnessed an SUV drift into the...