From Joe's Desk...
I live less than a mile from the most popular Fitness Center in Butte County here in Northern California— In Motion Fitness , and as the New Year is suddenly upon us, I am seeing that annual overflow of traffic that comes with everyo ne’s “New Year’s resolution.” Who has... Read more
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to lead a retreat across from the Six Flags amusement park in Vallejo, California. During one of my breaks, I was looking out across the lake (the lake separated the retreat center from the amusement park) at one impressive roller coaster after another;... Read more
I recently heard an address on Pope Francis that was constant in putting him in contrast with his two predecessors. Intentional or not, it came across a bit obtuse. I left the address thinking a great deal about Pope Francis, the man, and Pope Francis, the man who has the... Read more
How many of us woke up this morning, and without giving it much thought, got dressed? How many of us woke up this morning, and with great care, went through our wardrobe to pick out a matching pair of clothes, or outfit that was our “Sunday best?” How many of... Read more
This past Sunday in the Hollcraft household, there was a brief exchange of words that went something like this: Isaac, my 3 year old son: (While looking at a picture of Mary kissing the feet of the crucified Jesus) “He dead?” Mommy: “Yea, that is Mary kissing his feet.” Isaac:... Read more