The Word Among Us

February 2022 Issue

Publisher's Letter

Making Decisions with the Lord

Every day we receive letters from people like you who use The Word Among Us in their daily prayer. Just today, I received a letter from an eighty-seven-year-old woman, whom I’ll call Ellen, who wanted to share how the Holy Spirit had guided her over the past thirty years. More »


Just 1 Percent

Did you know that only 8 percent of people who have set New Year’s resolutions actually accomplish them? More »

Silence Is Not Absence

In 1977, two psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, conducted a study to prove how easy it can be to underestimate how much time it will take to accomplish a task. They called it the “planning fallacy.” More »

Just Show Up . . . and Be Present

Who is the most important, influential person in your life? Maybe one of your parents or your spouse or a close friend. It could be your supervisor at work or an aunt or uncle who was deeply invested in your upbringing. More »

Special Feature

The Liturgy in Lyrics

Let me introduce you to a group of Catholic music innovators. Their passion reminds me of my mom, a liturgical musician who has encouraged many people to use their musical talents to serve the Lord. More »

St. Mark, Revolutionary

I’ve always been fascinated by revolutionaries. Not the kind who start wars, but the ones who blaze new trails that change the world. I will always be in awe of the way Walt Disney reinvented the art of animation. More »

We're Just Getting Started

I grew up as the oldest of six children in a loving, faith-filled Catholic family on a farm outside of Columbus, Ohio. In the summer after ninth grade, I was invited to serve with a program called Catholic Youth Summer Camp that was in need of leaders for its pilot season. More »