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Life Moves Fast


Today, my family and I are marking the one year anniversary of my mom’s passing.

In one sense, its stunning to me how quickly these months have rolled by.

The memories of last March and early April are still vivid in my mind.  Maybe they’ll fade over time, but maybe not…

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The Francis Factor


Earlier this week, in honor of the 1st Anniversary of the papacy of Pope Francis, an event took place at Loyola University in Baltimore called The Francis Factor.  Although I wasn’t able to attend myself, I was grateful that the Archdiocese of Baltimore streamed it live on their website.

All the presenters, including Cardinal Sean O’Malley from Boston, were first-rate.  Anyone interested in how Pope Francis is shaping the Catholic Church should take some time and watch.


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Happy Four Year Anniversary

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Four years ago today, I wrote my first post for Making All Things New. 🙂  I certainly didn’t know what I was doing back then, but the post isn’t too bad, so I included it below.  Today’s post is the 651st post.  Hard to believe.

2014 is going to be a busy, but also transformative year for me.  So much is happening, on multiple fronts, it’s hard to keep it all straight.  Things are really coming together with my doctoral studies, and I’m looking forward to sharing it all with you.

Look for lots of stylistic changes to this blog.  They’ll be coming soon, and I know you’ll like them.  In the meantime, thanks for stopping by today, and I hope it’s a great one for you.

March 14, 2010:  I’m embarking on a new adventure!  For the last eleven months, God has been doing some amazing new things with me.  It’s been a radical transformation of my body, mind, and spirit.  I want to share with anyone who will listen what’s happened to me, with the hope that maybe they will find some good advice and make some changes for themselves.

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A Sign Of Things To Come


After what seems like forever, the snow is almost gone from my backyard.  Beginning yesterday, I started my annual clean-up process, and I continued it this afternoon.  Since we had such a crazy winter, it’s going to take me some time to get it all done.

Just as I was finishing up for today, I noticed that my little patch of snowdrops had begun their annual bloom.  If you have to know, the correct name for these little gems is Galanthus Ikariae, and they were originally planted long ago by the former owners of my house.

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Something New

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After many drafts and revisions, I thought it high time to unveil a logo designed just for this site.  Of course, I could describe each little part, since everything has meaning behind it.  For now, I think, it would be better just to ponder it a bit.  Any feedback would be most appreciated.  A young lady I met while doing campus ministry at McDaniel College is the designer.

I’m sure I must have been a difficult client.  You know the type.  It’s there in his/her mind, but he/she struggles to articulate just what they want.  Thanks to everyone who gave us input, and I hope to hear from you in the comments section below.

On March 14th, ten days from now, we’ll mark the fourth anniversary of this website.  I’ll always remember sitting in my living room with a dear friend and together, dreaming it all up.  More to come…