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Living Sacrifice: An Ontological Justification of “Getting in shape” New Year’s resolutions

February 15, AD 2017 0 Comments
Living Sacrifice: An Ontological Justification of “Getting in shape” New Year’s resolutions

Here we are, one month into the New Year. (Is it still even a “New” year? Or is it just the year now?) How many of you made resolutions? You don’t have to raise your hands, but feel free to. I won’t know one way or the other. How many of those resolutions had to […]

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Time in Prayer this Year

January 2, AD 2017 0 Comments
Time in Prayer this Year

One of the questions I struggle with sometimes is how much time I ought to be spending in prayer on a daily basis. This is not surprising: my personality has been shaped by an ingrained emphasis on the value of time since I was a child. My dad especially shaped my notions of the proper […]

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A Hope Filled Look at New Year’s Resolutions

January 30, AD 2016 0 Comments
A Hope Filled Look at New Year’s Resolutions

Well we are currently in crunch time for New Year’s Resolutions. The number of you keeping your resolution is shrinking week by week. It was already at 75% just one week into this year, it will be at 64% by the end of January, and as low as 46% by the end of June. The […]

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Habits and Helplessness

January 20, AD 2016 1 Comment
Habits and Helplessness

One of my favorite saints is St. Francis de Sales (and not just because he is the patron saint of writers). During his lifetime, he wrote a great deal of wise advice and practical encouragement for the ordinary person seeking to grow closer to God. His advice strikes just the right balance between not allowing […]

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

January 12, AD 2016 0 Comments
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

New year, new you!—a motto that makes me want to vomit. What’s so great about a new me if I couldn’t even love the old me? And thinking that I’d have to create a new me every year just makes my anxiety flare. Lose that weight, make that money, achieve that goal, by all means! […]

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My New Years Resolutions

January 11, AD 2016 1 Comment
My New Years Resolutions

The idea for this post came to me last monday, the 4th, which was the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In the Office of Readings for the day I read this quote from her: I once read or heard that an interior life means but the continuation of our Savior’s life in us; that […]

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Resolutions and Virtues Part 2: Virtues as Moral Help

January 8, AD 2016 0 Comments
Resolutions and Virtues Part 2: Virtues as Moral Help

In my previous column, I discussed the cardinal virtues and stated that they could be of some benefit to us in keeping our New Year’s resolutions [1]. I did not, however, discuss how (or why) the virtues are beneficial t us in this way. So where do these virtues tie in to our new year’s […]

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5 Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

January 6, AD 2016 0 Comments
5 Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions usually seem to be focused on doing things to improve our physical health such as losing weight, eating healthier, or exercising more.  While it is important to evaluate our physical health and work to make changes, we also shouldn’t forget about our spiritual health.  If we put as much effort into improving […]

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Resolutions and Virtues Part 1: Cardinal Virtues

January 5, AD 2016 0 Comments
Resolutions and Virtues Part 1: Cardinal Virtues

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts […]

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