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The family of God

The family of God   The bible tells us that all people are God’s creation. “See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are.” –1 John 3   In God’s family, the heirs to His Kingdom inherit the great spiritual blessing...
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Simply pray - the power is yours!

Simply pray - the power is yours!   Twenty years ago I bought a bumper sticker that read, “As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in school.”  It is August, and a new school year has begun! Could there be more reason to pray?    As parents of four children, my husband and I spent many days...
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Monday, August 24, 2015

New life

New life   If the words in Sacred Scripture were a guidebook for every individual created, we would only know about a culture of life, not death.  “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27).  “Or do...
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Monday, August 10, 2015

Cultivating a close relationship with Christ

Cultivating a close relationship with Christ   Already this month, Indiana has recorded roughly nine inches of rain – more than twice the state’s normal July average of 4.2 inches.  This can create devastating loss of crops for our farmers.    The area in which we live in, Morgantown, Ind., is very rural and be...
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Monday, July 20, 2015

Children are a heritage from the Lord

Children are a heritage from the Lord What does the word refuge mean to you?  We may agree that a refuge is a place where we are comforted and protected from harm.  It is natural to look for comfort in things or places, but in Psalm 62, we read that God is our refuge.  The Psalmist David reminds us to pour out our hearts...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Could you walk on water?

Could you walk on water?   When you follow the teachings of Jesus you need great courage.  People throughout history have been persecuted for their Christian beliefs.  The culture today is no different.  Even the strongest person of faith becomes doubtful.  How do we keep our eyes focused on Jesus,...
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Monday, June 22, 2015

God's Word is living and active

God's Word is living and active   Change is inevitable. It occurs every second in all aspects of our lives. The unbroken movement of time in the world causes us to make adjustments.  We depend regularly upon material things to get us where we are going and to meet our personal needs.  We live with a mindset of huma...
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Monday, June 08, 2015

All glory to God!

All glory to God! This is a reminder of why the first Pentecost is so important to the Church.  It was a witness of divine power and absolute truth, and a safeguard against the darkness of the world.  It was the birth of the Church, and an opportunity for mankind to be empowered by the gifts of the Holy Sp...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wisdom gives us true peace

Wisdom gives us true peace   Who would you consider to be the wisest person you know?  Keep in mind that there are smart people, and there are wise people. Wisdom is a virtue, and it gives us the ability to make sound judgments based on experience, knowledge and common sense.  We can all gather and gain wisdom...
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Monday, May 04, 2015

Christian beginning . . .

Christian beginning . . .   Do you feel you have enough knowledge to be well versed in your faith? The Catholic Church, instituted by Christ over 2,000 years ago, has so much history and information to discern. Today, people of the Christian faith are confronted with issues of change, both locally and universally. Ther...
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Monday, April 20, 2015