HOW TO FIND PEACE: A LESSON FROM DAILY LIFE

By | March 22nd, 2015|One Rock|

You may have noticed that things have been quiet around here, with few postings on the blog or Facebook—and that’s because we moved on Saturday. The past week was an intense time of packing, tackling last minute chores, and now, unpacking with two toddlers constantly underfoot. Things have been rather crazy to say the least. The [...]

TREES ARE THE BEST MASTERS: 4 REASONS TO GET OUTDOORS

By | March 19th, 2015|One Rock|

“What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.” – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux This past weekend, we went on a family camping trip in the local state forest. While we certainly enjoyed ourselves, I will admit [...]

Who are you? What’s your name?

By | March 5th, 2015|One Rock|

“Hi…who are you? What’s your name?” How many times have we been asked that question! When we tell someone our name, we hand them the key to communicate with us. Most people have their name changed later in life. Let me explain. In the case of a mom or dad of a family, their kids [...]

A Companion on the Journey

By | February 24th, 2015|One Rock|

     Whether through asparagus or police cars, God has little ways of letting us know that He is always with us and sends us companions on our journey through life.      St. John of the Cross was on his last journey in this world in 1591, travelling from Penuela to Ubeda, accompanied by [...]

6 WAYS TO CULTIVATE THE VIRTUE OF HUMILITY

By | February 18th, 2015|One Rock|

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist, there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. —St. Augustine If you’ve read this blog for any time at all, you’ll know that I speak frequently about the importance of humility. The saints [...]

Look Up

By | February 13th, 2015|One Rock|

When I first saw this video, it struck home for me. I realized how much time we waste on social media. I decided to limit time I spent on Facebook by changing my password to something meaningless so that I would have to look up each time I went on Facebook. This way, I only [...]

This is your life

By | February 9th, 2015|One Rock|

"This is your life, are you who you want to be?" That's a line from a song that helped a group of friends start thinking about what they were doing with their lives. It lead them to go beyond the parties, "hook ups", hanging out doing nothing and look at the greater picture: LIFE. Every [...]

A Lesson from White Water Rafting

By | February 9th, 2015|One Rock|

During a men ́s retreat in the Georgia mountains with Fr. Colum and Fr. Felix, I received a little light that helped me to see and grow. At first, I didn ́t want to go; but thanks to a hurricane heading towards southwest Florida, I chose to go. God gave me many graces and lights on this trip, [...]

If It Makes You Happy…

By | February 9th, 2015|One Rock|

What makes me happy? We could give a lot of answers. For example, maybe someone really likes brownies. If he gets a nice gooey one with whipped cream and chocolate syrup on top, he's happy. Food can make me happy. In fact, a lot of people are overweight because they cannot find happiness in other [...]

ST. PADRE PIO’S 5 POINT RULE OF LIFE

By | February 9th, 2015|One Rock|

When we think of great mystics and wonder-working saints, we often think of those who lived centuries ago. Yet, St. Pio of Pietrelcina was both a mystic and a performer of many miracles—and he died in 1968, only 46 years ago. In many ways, this saint was and is a contradiction to our scientific, rational [...]