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Dec. 16, 2014

O Come Let Us Adore Him

During the Advent season, there are many people, events, causes, and activities that demand our attention. Amidst the many distractions, we mostly spend our time and money this season in a worthwhile way. We tolerate the long lines, big crowds, and …

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Oct. 1, 2014

My Brother The Ironman

“Jim Snyder, You Did It. You’re An Ironman Jim” are the words that rang out over the PA system amidst the cheers from our family and his friends as my 6 foot 2 inch “little brother” crossed the finish line of the Ironma…

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Aug. 8, 2014

Be Still...

As I write this article I'm on a plane headed for the Jersey Shore. I'm 30,000 feet above sea level, soon hoping to be swimming in the sea. But as I cruise at 450 miles an hour toward the shore I've been thinking...where has my summer gone? In April…

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July 12, 2014

Dial it Down

It was a warm summer day before cell phones took over the universe, and my little brother and I were playing a game of home run derby in the backyard of our childhood home in Malvern, PA. I was about 13 years old, he was about 10. He was an athlete …

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In late March, one of my favorite TV shows, “How I Met Your Mother”, wrapped up its 9 year run on CBS. The series finale, like most things of this world, came to an end, albeit with much fanfare and debate by its devoted fan base about h…

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Last week, I had the privilege of interviewing Michael Stark, the Executive Producer of The Truth and Life Audio Bible and App. The audio bible is a dramatized reading, complete with an original soundtrack and sound effects of the Catholic Edition o…

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Jan. 23, 2014

Yada, Yada, Yahweh?

You know, I think the first Commandment doesn’t get enough attention. We find ways to gloss over this commandment as a “given” in our prayer life. Most Catholics I know, myself included say “I know that one...I am the Lord yo…

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Dec. 16, 2013

Happiness vs Joy

Savior 8 Hotels and Celestial Signs Promotions present the Gaudette Sunday Main Eternalweight Event. Introducing to you first the Challenger, standing to my left, wearing the secular sapphire trunks weighing in at nine letters, three vowels with a r…

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Nov. 24, 2013


“It is better to be a kingmaker than king” is one of my dad’s favorite sayings. There is a lot of wisdom in that statement if we can understand what my dad means by being a “kingmaker.” He doesn’t use the terms in…

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Oct. 27, 2013

Monkey Buisness

I’ve known since I was in first grade that my stay in purgatory will probably be quite long (and I believe my reservation at the Suffering Suites hotel is getting longer day by day, but never mind that for now). As I remember, the earliest ser…

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