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The art of conversation

The art of conversation “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person” (Colossians 4:6). The ability to communicate is essential to our wellbeing. The use of the spoken word is important, but when sharing thoughts it is not alwa...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

The significance of sharing a meal together

The significance of sharing a meal together “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst’” (John 6:35). When a new year begins, we challenge ourselves to change old habits with new promises. This article is not about exercising or eating...
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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Prepare with the light of Christ in your home

Prepare with the light of Christ in your home “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed” (Matthew 8:8).  In this gospel passage from Matthew, Jesus is entering the city of Capernaum when a centurion approaches with a request to heal a paralyzed servant in his home....
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

The spiritual and physical life

The spiritual and physical life “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2). We are called to be Disciples of Christ; but in doing this, we must accept His teachings. This is chall...
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The faithful witness

The faithful witness “Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter: he who finds one has found a treasure.  Faithful friends are beyond price; no amount can balance their worth.  Faithful friends are life-saving remedies; and those who fear the Lord will find them”( Sirach 6:14-16).   God has g...
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Thursday, November 08, 2018

A cloud of witnesses

A cloud of witnesses Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).  Throughout the history of civilization, man has struggled with incivility, division and war. The sins of disobedience and pride are destructive. There are days when it seems lik...
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Outward signs of inward faith

Outward signs of inward faith “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28: 19-20.  Baptism is the one sacrament that all Christian denominations share. In the...
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thanking Jesus for the gift of His Church

Thanking Jesus for the gift of His Church “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15) God’s greatest gift to creation is the human family. There are many ways to define family, and the dynamics in each provide a way to measure the health of s...
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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

He will make your paths straight!

He will make your paths straight! So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts….” (Heb. 3:7)  In June, I began sharing stories about people who inspire hope by bringing others into relationships with Christ. We are all called to holiness, and the Holy Spirit of God prov...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018

From theory to practice

From theory to practice “A person of understanding delights in wisdom” (Proverbs 10:23).   Education is important in our society; it offers the means for success, but Scripture reminds us that knowledge apart from God can lead to pride. In Proverbs 1:7, Solomon tells us that the source of true knowledge...
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Thursday, August 23, 2018