Christina Landrigan and the Theory of Dependable Goodness

Two years ago this morning the City of Fort Wayne and a community of thousands of friends and family had to unexpectedly say goodbye to one of the most genuine dependably good people a lot of us will ever meet in our lifetime. In thinking of my friend over the course of this week, I came across articles published by other friends that I hadn’t yet seen and wanted to share with you this one in particular because it speaks to the true nature of a young woman passionate about her faith, family, friends, and community. It is also one of the best examples I can think of as a guide to living as the best you you can be.

(originally posted as Christina Landrigan and the Theory of Dependable Goodness on the Lynchpin Creative blog by Kelly Lynch.)


The Train Analogy and Helping Your Child Work Through Their Emotions

My heart is hurting tonight…I come up feeling like I continually fail when it comes to parenting my children lately. As clichéd as it sounds, It’s a truly fine line that we walk as parents…we are the teachers, the nurturers, the role models, the disciplinarians, the rule-setters, etc. We are often so many more things to our children, and so many of them at one time.


Teacher Appreciation Week 2017

Each Year I have chosen to honor one of the teachers who helped make me into the man I am today. In one way or another, everyone that I have ever learned from has been a teacher, but it takes a true heart, unwavering spirit, and a love for imparting knowledge that distinguishes a teacher from a true mentor.


My Darling Children: I Have Failed You

My dear, sweet, wonderful children, I know that life has not always been everything that you imagine when you wake up every day. Every night I am with you, and every night we are together on the phone, I wish for you to have “beautiful, happy, and the sweetest of dreams” because I want you to live in a world where you either only see the good in things and people, or that you FIRST see the good, and judge accordingly.


Bishop Olmsted to Catholic Men: Start Being Men

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix has just issued an Apostolic Exhortation entitled Into the Breach, in which he basically tells Catholic men that they need to stand up and start fighting – for their Church, for their culture, for their families, and for their own souls.

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