St. Maria Goretti – In forgiveness was her uniqueness

St. Maria Goretti is known for her uniqueness as she is the youngest canonized saint in the Church.  She died tragically on July 6, 1902, at the age of eleven. Born on 16th October 1890 in Corinaldo, in the Ancona Province in the Kingdom of Italy to parents Luigi Goretti and Assunta Carlini, Maria was … Continue reading St. Maria Goretti – In forgiveness was her uniqueness

Give It A Little Time

Once during the initial days, Buddha was on his journey on foot from one town to another with a few of his followers. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. Feeling very thirsty, they stopped nearby the lake and Buddha told one of his disciples, "Please get me some water from that … Continue reading Give It A Little Time

Unless You Change And Become Like Little Children

We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, “Hi there.” He pounded his fat baby hands on the high chair tray. His eyes were crinkled in laughter and his mouth was … Continue reading Unless You Change And Become Like Little Children

Family – Nothing In Life Is More Important

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.” The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who … Continue reading Family – Nothing In Life Is More Important

How Loneliness Met Happiness

There once lived two sisters.  One was named Sadness, the other, Happiness.  Sadness was tall, skipped instead of walked where she was going, and always had a smile on her face.  Happiness, on the other hand, was short, never skipped, and always scowled.  If ever there was a case in which names didn’t matter, this seemed to be one.  Still, … Continue reading How Loneliness Met Happiness

Paid In Full With One Glass of Milk

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the … Continue reading Paid In Full With One Glass of Milk

Don’t Hope… Decide!

While waiting to pick up a friend at the airport in Portland, Oregon, I had one of those life-changing experiences that you hear other people talk about — the kind that sneaks up on you unexpectedly. This one occurred a mere two feet away from me. Straining to locate my friend among the passengers deplaning … Continue reading Don’t Hope… Decide!