Category: Discouragement

You Cannot Fail: Learning to Grow Through Our Faults

July 11, 2016
Deriving profit from our faults is one of the most important topics in the spiritual life. It is quite certain that, in the designs of God, the faults into which He permits us to fall ought to serve for our sanctification, and that it depends on us to draw this advantage from them. Nevertheless, it […]

Hold Fast: 4 Ways to Survive the Cultural Storm

May 26, 2015
The world has gone mad. Unchecked by the free world, ISIS is spreading rapidly throughout the Middle East, and they have already made their presence known in Europe and here in the U.S. They have their sights set on the Vatican and the destruction of what remains of Christendom. Meanwhile, Ireland, one of the most traditionally […]

Resolutions, Failures, and the New Year

December 31, 2014
“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set out to remedying them. Every day begin the task anew.” -St. Francis de Sales If you’re anything like me, you have a love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. Oh, you like the […]

Depression Does Not Discriminate

August 13, 2014
The following is a guest post by Michael Lichens. So many have been shocked by the news of Robin Williams and what appears to be his self-inflicted death. For years, he was to me a poster-child for depression. Laughter became his shield, as it has for many who suffer from mental anguish, but he still was internally haunted. I […]

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Black Dog Days: How to Deal with Depression

May 19, 2014
The following is a guest post by Michael J. Lichens.  Recently, I’ve been going through what the great Winston Churchill called “black dog days.” These days are defined by an overall low mood, inability to cope with basic things like getting out of bed, or finding enjoyment in my usual passions. Do not fear, reader, […]

Think Big, Act Small: How You Can Change the World

May 13, 2014
“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” – St. Augustine of Hippo The […]

3 Steps to Overcoming Discouragement

September 23, 2013
For a couple of days recently, I was down in the dumps, worried over some things happening in my life and in the world. While I wish I could say I handled this bout of discouragement with poise and high doses of hope, patience, and fortitude, quite frankly, the opposite was true—I handled it poorly. […]

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