Thoughts of Death

“Very quickly must thou be gone from hence, see then how matters stand with thee; a man is here to-day and to-morrow he is vanished. And when he is taken out of sight he is quickly also out of mind.” Yes,¬†Thomas √† Kempis, our lives are quick indeed. How ironic it is that the longer … More Thoughts of Death

Parenting Advice

Never give a command to your child that you are not prepared to enforce. Never give the same command to your child more than once. Children learn by testing their limits, and parents cannot allow them to push the bounds. The authority of parents is meant to represent the authority of God, and this is … More Parenting Advice

The Misery of Man

Originally posted on TomNaegeleBlogs:
“Thou art miserable wherever thou art, and which way soever thou turnest thyself, unless thou dost turn thyself to God.” Every man naturally seeks to avoid misery and enjoy happiness, but our methods of doing so are all too often entirely off-base. For do we not seek to avoid misery and…

Utility of Adversity

How wonderful is adversity! Though we often cry and complain when faced with it, adversity is God’s greatest blessing. God perfectly understands the depravity of man and how, when left to our own devices, we forget our Creator almost instantly. So He calls us to Himself by sending our way trials and afflictions. For when … More Utility of Adversity