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MAGNANIMITY: A BIG HEART, A GREAT SPIRIT

We each have a call within us to do great things. We are awe struck when we see examples of heroes, of those who put their talents, gifts, and lives at the service of others. There is a desire within us all to do great things when we are little. We look for greatness and [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

DREAM OF GREAT THINGS!

Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!" -Pope Francis Everyone has talents. Some are more obvious than others. We all need to take time and develop the talents God has given us. And why has He made man [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

SHIPS AFLAME: A LESSON IN FIDELITY

There are various burned ships in the history of the missionaries to the Americas. Who burned the boats? Would you believe that it was the missionaries themselves? Why is it, that once they made it to their destination they felt the need to burn the only transportation across the ocean, back to their homelands, that [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

CONTENTMENT: THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS

It was a beautiful, clear Colorado day. My friends and I loaded the back of a truck with guns and ammunition and drove out to a section of state forest often used as a shooting range by locals. We also brought with us old junk to blow to smithereens, including a TV set and some [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

CONSTANCY: FAITHFULNESS IN THE DAY-TO-DAY

Often times we find ourselves getting off on a great start in our spiritual life after a retreat, a great Confession, a mission trip or some other circumstance in which we had an authentic encounter with Christ. But how long does it all last? A week? Maybe two months at the most? Quickly we find [...]

By | April 11th, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

7 Important Reasons to Unplug and Find Space

“We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much – if at all.” —Steve Jobs Technology has some wonderful benefits. I use it almost every day. And I would never, ever argue against the responsible use of it. However, that being [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE DAY

First thing in the morning, we are faced with a battle. Our alarm goes off, and we have a choice—we can either hit snooze or get out of bed immediately. I have a confession to make: For most of my life, I have hit the snooze button and dozed off again. Sometimes I have even done this [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

THINK BIG, ACT SMALL: HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – St. Augustine of Hippo The [...]

By | April 1st, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

SPIRITUAL READING: THE IMPORTANCE OF A GOOD BOOK

Spiritual reading has always been an important aspect in the spiritual life. And although that is true, it seems that in the business of our days, it can be one of the first things that we drop on our schedule if we don’t have time. But it is necessary for the soul. A believer, if [...]

By | March 28th, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

15 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA

St. Josemaria Escriva was a natural leader. In the world of business or politics, he could have been what the world would consider a “great man.” Instead, he became a priest and dedicated his considerable talents to the advancement of the Kingdom of God, pouring his heart and soul into raising up an army of [...]

By | March 25th, 2015|One Rock|0 Comments

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