• Reel Life Journeys

    There are more memories where these came from

    Is this the little girl I carried? Is this the little boy at play? Going off to college for the first time is a very exciting time for students – a new bedroom, a new school, new friends and new freedoms. For parents, however, it’s a whole different story. In the midst of shopping to outfit a dorm room, rearranging work schedules around a trip to campus and organizing finances to write tuition checks, many parents will stop and wonder this month: where did all those years go? I don’t remember growing older, when did they? It seems like only last year that my oldest son made his first Communion.…

  • Blog Posts

    In My Daughter’s Eyes

    Strolling into the auditorium after the bell, my daughter’s friends and classmates slowly took their seats. Getting out of regular class for a video presentation was a rare event and they were going to savor every minute. “Your dad is going to talk about The Lord of the Rings films?” they asked Kristin. “Yes” she told them, silently praying that I would not embarrass her in front of her friends. I was saying the same prayer myself. The school’s Theology Department had invited me to speak on the religious themes in the three Peter Jackson films. But with just a PowerPoint presentation and a videotape, could I keep her friends…