Month: November 2020

How to Become a more grateful person, Thanksgiving, Thankful, Catholic thanksgiving

How to Become a More Grateful Person

There is a running joke in my family about asking God for help in parking the car. My nana initiated the practice of imploring God when encountering difficulty in finding an open parking space: “Jesus, please help me find a parking spot.” Well, my dad repeats this prayer, adding his own twist at the end. As he drives around a busy lot looking for a space, he, following the wit and wisdom of his mother, prays, “Dear Jesus, please help me find a parking spot.” When a space almost miraculously appears in the near vicinity, he looks up, signaling his conversation with God, and jokes, “Never mind, Jesus. I found one.”

Chris Stefanick, living joy, thanksgiving

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

A lot of people wonder what the secret sauce for a happy life is, and why God doesn’t just tell us. Turns out he did, but what he said is simple, and we’re busy looking for a mystic light to shine from behind a cloud—illuminating a hidden path. We’re looking for a guru to teach us secret spiritual methods that the “average” person couldn’t possibly understand.  

Hope to Rise: Cultivating Eucharistic Amazement

On Saturday, February 13, join Scott Hahn for a free event at Ave Maria Parish at Ave Maria University. 

Our hope as Catholics is rooted in our faith in Christ’s Resurrection. In the Eucharist, we participate in a real way in the Resurrection on earth, before we participate at our death.

Restore your hope and devotion to the Blessed Sacrament at this free evening event!

Living Joy, Chris Stefanick, joy, how to be happy

You. Want. Joy.

You want real happiness, not just a passing “good mood.” And your desire for joy is driving everything else you’ve ever looked for in life. In fact, we only want other things because we all want that one thing. If you’re looking for money, it’s because you think money will give you joy.