Wise Words on Wednesday: The Book of Nature

Tress and stones

Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.

– Bernard of Clairvaux, Epistola CVI, sect. 2

My Favourite Podcasts



I listen to a lot of podcasts… I mean, A LOT of podcasts. In fact, I listen to so many that I’ve trained myself to listen to them on double-speed so that I stand a chance at being able to get through them all each day. So, in case you’re interested, here they are…

Personal Development

I Hate My Boss

Side Hustle School

The Art of Charm

The Art of Manliness

The Catholic Man Show


Buffering the Vampire Slayer

BBC Comedy of the Week

How Did This Get Made?

Inside the Exorcist

The Catholic Playlist Show




Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

History Matters

The Fall of Rome

The History of the Early Church

Tides of History

C.S. Lewis

All about Jack

The Eagle and Child

Girl Podcasts

Among The Lilies 

Do Something Beautiful


Discerning Hearts presents Fr. Timothy Gallagher

Hobo for Christ podcast

Institute of Catholic Culture

Pints with Aquinas


Solomon’s Porch

The Art of Catholic

The Jeff Cavins Show

The Liturgy Guys

The Patrick Coffin Show

The Word on Fire Show

Theology On Tap San Diego


Bishop Barron’s Sermons

Homilies – Our Lady of Mount Carmel

St. Elias Homilies (Melkite Church)

St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church


Catholic Answers Live

Cross Examined



Do you have any podcast recommendations?

Music Monday: Drawn to you

Here’s the single released last week from Audrey Assad, “Drawn to you”:

All my devotion is like sinking sand
I’ve nothing to cling to but your sweet hand
No clear emotions keeping me safe at night;
Only your presence, like a candle light.

After everything I’ve had
After everything I’ve lost
Lord, I know this much is true
I’m still drawn to you.

I pour out my sorrows like a precious oil
I kiss your feet, Lord, with a holy joy
My tears an offering of my highest praise;
Your eyes say ‘welcome.’ I receive Your gaze.

After everything’s been said
After everything love costs
Lord, I know this much is true
I’m still drawn to you

The Transformative Power of Friendship

In preparation for the meeting of our C.S. Lewis reading group today, I watched this wonderful presentation from Andrew Lazo on the transformation power of friendship and how it transformed the lives of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien:

Friday Frivolity: Ending of the fast…

In the Eastern Church, Advent is seen more as a penitential period and therefore involves fasting. Man, I’m glad that’s over…

Nativity Fast

Only a month and a half and we get to start Lent. Yaaaaaaaaay….

Addiction Recovery: A Catholic Solution

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Scott Weeman lead a webinar at Ave Maria Press as part of the launch of his new book, Twelve Steps and the Sacraments: A Catholic journey through Recovery:

He was also recently on Catholic Answers Live and you can listen to that interview here.

A good day for the soul…


“A bad day for the ego, is a good day for the soul.”

– Annie, Peregrina, USA

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