Being Present in the Moment with God in the New Year

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). As the new year approaches, I have almost on queue begun to take inventory of what changes I should be considering for 2019, you know, making things better in […]

Christmas Message – A Pearl Paid for, with a Great Price

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of […]

Mary, Mother of Jesus, Pray for Us!

Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. She gave a loud cry and said, “Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” (Luke 1: 41-42) The simple, yet majestic […]

For Believers, Hope is a Strategy

This third Sunday of Advent is referred to as “Gaudete Sunday”, meaning we should rejoice, that the new born Savior will be coming soon. On the advent wreath, a pink or rose-colored candle is lighted this day, signifying our joy in the coming Lord, who will atone for our sins and make salvation possible. Again, […]

What Does it Really Mean to Have a Childlike Faith?

“At that time, Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you. Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to the little children” (Luke 10:21). Having a childlike faith is not about possessing some sort of adolescent or mindless […]

Photo Gallery – Growing Up Catholic

A number of photos from the 1950’s and 60’s with author Joe Herzberg, growing up Catholic in Augusta GA.