I am thrilled to announce that my first book, Dreams Come True: Discovering God's Vision for Your Life is now available. Here is a brief description: Drawing on two decades of work with young adults James Walters provides an accessible guide for vocational discernment. Rooted in the Christian tradition, engaged with the wisdom of... Continue Reading →

A Different Holy Week

Well, this will be different. Holy Week for many Christians, as well as for many other faithful who worship significant holidays during this time of year, will soon realize that this too is unfamiliar. We will trade in our traditions and our comfort for a harsh yet sacred invitation to reunite with God. Holy Week, beginning... Continue Reading →


It was the summer of 2007, and I was blessed to co-lead a group of St. John's University students on a service pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. A quick history lesson: Lourdes was a poor town where a teenage girl named Bernadette lived. In 1858, over a period of 5 months, Mary, the Blessed Mother, appeared... Continue Reading →

Lessons from my 3 1/2 year old

Social distancing has provided the incredible blessing of precious with my beloved wife and my daughter, Shea. While we spent quality time together during those good old normal days of endless tasks, beating the clock, and struggling to get Shea's socks and shoes on before school, we now have an unprecedented amount of time together... Continue Reading →


"Love isn't a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." - Fred Rogers As we hopefully continue to socially distance ourselves, we find ourselves with a sacred opportunity to love... Continue Reading →


  "Half a loaf is better than no bread." Several years ago, during a vacation in Ireland, I picked up a small book titled "Favorite Irish Proverbs." On this very different St. Patrick's Day, when the pubs are closed and the streets are empty, I was struck by the above saying while flipping through those... Continue Reading →


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