New school year, new thoughts

I’m really pleased to share that my first essay for Open To Hope, “Another New School Year Begins,” was posted on their site earlier today. Open To Hope is the kind of resource that you don’t know exists until you need it. After Mack died, I began to read every book on grief I could find and […]

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Thank you! Union Weekend Success

What a great weekend we had! So many people came to the tailgate and over 100 people bought tickets using the promo code #PENNSTATE14! That means we had over $500 to a general scholarship in memory of Mack and nearly $300 was raised for the Mack Brady Soccer Fund! To top it all off, Zac […]


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What is new every morning?

I shared some thoughts on Lamentations over at Targuman. Lam. 3:21-24 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I […]


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We always light a candle for Mack in the various churches we visit. Today we each lit a candle at Michaelerkirche circa 1217. The ancient church was a hub of activity today; you can see a guy carrying a ladder in the background of the photo, he climbed up to change lightbulbs while we were there. […]

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Honoring Soccer Legend Walter Bahr

Penn Stater alumnus and father of PSU Keeper Danny Sheerin, Daniel Sheerin shared this story from MLS.com on Facebook. It is a wonderful story about US Soccer legend Walter Bahr. He began Penn State Men’s Soccer coach kn later years after Bill Jeffrey, US national coach and the one for whom Jeffrey Field is named. I […]


What choice do we have? 1

When I was finishing high school and in my first year of college I went through some difficult times. I was melancholy, moody, in short, depressed. In the midst of that a well-meaning friend gave me a book Happiness is a Choice. I still have it on my shelf. The notion offended me. Why would […]

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How do we celebrate? 2

One of the delicate balances of our new life is celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, first and last days of school, birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day…you get the picture, the list of celebrations is endless…how do we celebrate life with Izzy and honor Mack as an important and continued member of our family […]