optimism

Daily Catholic Quote — St. Josemaría Escrivá

St. Josemaría Escrivá (detail) Oficina de Información de la Prelatura del Opus Dei en España [CC BY-SA]

A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith “Christian optimism is not a sugary optimism; nor is it a mere human confidence that everything will turn out all right. “It is an optimism that sinks its roots in an awareness of our freedom, and in the sure knowledge of the power of grace. It is an optimism which leads us […]

The Theology of Bob Ross

What is the deal with Bob Ross?  A cultural icon from the 80s and 90s, Bob Ross is a painter best known for his fro, pet squirrel, and crazy ability to turn a line of paint into a pine tree.  How does a guy who paints landscapes on public television gain a cult following? I remember my sister watching him […]

Optimistic Antidotes

Warning: parenting lends itself to pessimism.  Once the euphoria of holding your precious newborn bundle evaporates, you will find infinite reasons to fret and complain. “She never sleeps.   It seems like she wants to eat every hour,” can give way to,  “Her room is always such a mess,” and, “How many times does she need to be reminded to turn off […]