Why do you look for him here?

For the many of us who have an empty seat at the family table this Easter, I have found the Holy Week readings in the Magnificat so nourishing. A little encouragement from Monsignor Charles Fink: “Death does not have the final word about human destiny.” Peace to you and yours […]

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Survive – Living Beyond Adversity

This is the lecture I gave for the 20th Annual Mark Luchinsky Lecture in the Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University. The video is below, but here are my scripted remarks, I departed occasionally from them, but the core concepts are here. From the opening remarks: Tonight we recognize the anniversary of […]

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Mack Goalie Gloves coming soon!

We are so excited to announce that GK Icon USA will soon be making and selling the “Mack” glove on their site! You may remember that Mike Amman came to this year’s annual Mack Brady Clinic and along with Penn State’s own Michael Behonick put on a great goalkeeping clinic for […]


Continuing to Care, Continuing to Give

Today is the Third Annual Mack Brady Soccer Clinic sponsored by Penn State Men’s and Women’s Soccer. That means that we have passed the second anniversary of Mack’s passing and his 11th birthday. We have been so very grateful for the incredible love and support that we have received. Most […]

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Happy Birthday Mack, Love Mom

Happy 11th Birthday to sweet Mack today. This is one of my favorite photos from my phone that I snapped in July 2012. I was actually trying to take a photo of the cool orange couch and Mack slid across the couch and gave me two thumbs up, “Missin’ somethin’ […]


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“A Pale Blue Christmas” 2

I was so struck by this reflection on Christmas by Brent Strawn of Emory University entitled “A Pale Blue Christmas” I had to share it. He is challenging the trend in some churches of adding a new service into the regular Christmas fare to invite all who mourn. But, Strawn […]