Jesus, the model parent

There are so many ways in which I wish I could be more Christ-like. Of course, we all strive for these qualities, as we should, but it never ceases to amaze me how many new and different ways Christ shows me the ways to be better than I am. I realized another facet recently. Patience. […]

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To Create Many Ripples

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa This was the inscription on a piece of wood art given to me by an older cousin of mine this weekend. I must say that she is on a roll, because last Christmas […]


Christmas classics: 5 films for you and your family to rediscover

As we celebrate the supreme gift of the Incarnation, and ponder again the miraculous love of our God, Who comes into our little human lives at Christmas and makes Himself one of us, it is also a great time to treasure the simple things that are dear to us, that make memories, and that fill […]


Taking the Temperature on Japan’s Celibacy Syndrome

Our culture is no longer shocked by pornographic images and even encourages young adults to be wildly promiscuous. So imagine my bewilderment when I read the recent headline,  “Why Have Young People In Japan Stopped Having Sex?” If you’re having trouble imagining, I’ll just tell you- I was thunderstruck. Before reading the article, my brain […]

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Families Can Be Together Forever

In the light of All Saints Day, I began thinking about families in a different context. While we are familiar with our nuclear family (the expression is too much fun not to say) of our mother, father and siblings, we have come to think of our family in a broader context in today’s world. Today’s […]