A Pioneering Spirit

A Pioneering Spirit

Sometimes, statistics can be mind-numbingly negative—think of the U.S. budget deficit. As best as I can tell, the U.S. federal budget deficit for FY 2019 is projected to be $985 billion. (FY 2019 covers October 1, 2018, through September 30, 2019.) The deficit occurs...
What’s the Word

What’s the Word

Words mean things. At least they’re supposed to. Take for example Jesus’ teaching in Matthew chapter 5. This is the chapter which contains “the Beatitudes,” the well-known, pithy sayings of Christ which begin his famous Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the …. .” The...
Trash or Treasure?

Trash or Treasure?

Serious question for you: how do you keep your house clean?  Are you able to afford a cleaning service? If you have kids, do they help? (Ha Ha Ha). Do you split the chores with your spouse or do you find yourself basically doing most of it?  Heck, maybe you enjoy it;...
Guard the Deposit

Guard the Deposit

This week the Dallas Fire Department was at Holy Cross to test and give the green-tag permit to our new fire alarm system.  With the strobe lights flashing and a loud, Siri-like voice warning us of the dangers, the experience reminded me of a very real threat faced by...