Chad Williams is a cradle Catholic who was not practicing his faith until a series of events around the year 2000 acted as a catalyst to explore the faith like he never had before – and he hasn’t stopped since. Chad and Kim, his bride of over 20 years, live in Kingwood, Texas where they homeschool their 6 children – all boys. They are parishioners of St. Martha Catholic Church.
Jeff Dodge is a Catholic convert. He and his wife joined the Church in 2005, just days before their second child was born. He wasn’t challenged in his Faith until moving to Houston in 2006. Jeff credits the ACTS retreat he took in 2009 as his real conversion experience. Jeff and his wife Eryn live in Kingwood with their 5 kids. Their 2 oldest are homeschooled, the “middles” attend St Martha Catholic School and their little stays home.
The technology that we have today allows us to operate household appliances with our voices, watch movies with the touch of a button and have anything you want at your doorstep in less than two days. But is it to our detriment?
We discuss the many parallels with both journeys of faith and fitness.
Technology sure has come a long way. Think of how many stand alone items that one device has replaced – camera, video camera, radio/CD/Tape player, alarm clock, calculator, calendar, level, compass… the list goes on. Based on information from Nasa.com that device in your pocket likely has at least 240,000 times the memory of a Voyager spacecraft (16 GB vs. 69.63 KB). With all that power and promise at your fingertips it’s no wonder that it can be a distraction. So how do we deal with it?
In light of the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Chad and Jeff discuss the ways that parents can be vigilant about protecting our children and offer ways to identify warning signs of inappropriate behavior based on learnings from Virtus training and other Youth Protection courses.
Novenas are part of Catholic life, but what exactly are they and where did they come from? Today Chad and Jeff talk about the origins of the Novena and discuss some of their experiences with these prayers.
A good night’s sleep is more than just getting your beauty rest. You need it to function properly the next day, to have the focus you need and to make you into a likable human being. And as a Catholic Dad it can affect our prayer life and relationship with our spouses and children. So why do we put sleep so low on our priority list?