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Entries for June 2018

By Chris D’Souza NOTE: This “Father’s Day Pledge” is taken from Good Fathers to Great Dads: A Relational Approach to Fatherhood by Chris D’Souza and Adrian Stevens from India. It is used with permission again this year after first being published here a year ago. Dads might want to print it out and post it on their bathroom mirrors for daily renewal. * * * I solemnly resolve before God and my family to always keep in mind the dignity and responsibility of my calling as a dad. I will always be grateful for the gift of my family and the privilege of fatherhood. I thank God for the le...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute NOTE: A version of this reflection was published here two years ago. Here Owen adds a few details and makes some minor changes in style, but the substance survives across the years. * * * My mom was an incredible woman. After she gave me life, she nurtured me physically and emotionally for as long as she lived. As time passed she also gave life to nine more children, my siblings. As a tribute to her wisdom, patience, persistence and selfless model of love, all of us are close – as we are with the more than 100 descendants who have emerged from our own union...

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