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Welcome to Reflections of a Lay Catholic.  Our objective is to provide Catholic-based, Christian food for thought through discussion of current events relevant to our faith; to promote better understanding of the Word through exploration of the scriptures; and to share the occasional personal experience of how our lives have been touched by God.  We hope you will visit us frequently and we invite you to participate often by commenting and joining in on the discussions.  Enjoy!

An introduction to your authors:

Rich Brewers – “Only when we cease to rely on our own strength can we discover that God’s strength is always there for us.”
― Scott HahnHope for Hard Times

A cradle Catholic, I have grown up in the Catholic tradition and have had the privilege of a Catholic education. Never-the-less, I come closest to God in my vocation as a husband and father. My wife and children reveal to me that God is all loving and that he has “a plan of sheer goodness” for all of his children (CCC. 1). I am also blessed to have had good and Holy men in my life who humble me with their faith and passion for Christ. I pray that God will bless me with a hunger for his love, the wisdom to understand his plan for me, and faith enough to trust in his plan.

Carl Whittenburg – I’m a work in progress, seeking to be a worthy spiritual leader of my family.  My wife of nearly 17 years, Elissa, and I model our marriage on Ephesians 5:21-33 (at least since August 2010).  We have 3 beautiful daughters and strive every day to bring them closer to God.

Jerry Robinson – A few days shy of my 55th birthday, after a life of almost pure secularity with little to no faith, and my knowledge of Christianity more or less limited to watching my Catholic wife and children go to Mass every Sunday, I found myself, in April 2012, presented with the best gift I could ever receive.  Wrapped beautifully in the love of my family and my community, God caught me by surprise and filled my heart with His Holy Spirit.  Life hasn’t been the same since.  Amen!

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