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Growing up Catholic … time for us to do something!

Growing up Catholic … time for us to do something!   “One generation plants the trees and another enjoys the shade.”  I read this Chinese proverb and thought it seemed very appropriate regarding stewardship in the Church.  1 Timothy, chapter 5, talks about our responsibility to pass on the faith to others.  Most impo...
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Monday, June 09, 2014

Following Jesus and finding the truth!

Following Jesus and finding the truth!   Our faith keeps us grounded in the realities of life with Christ’s message of forgiveness and love.  When we neglect prayer in our lives, we could be headed down the road of perdition.  The slightest hesitation of right and wrong is proof that faith and trust in God do exist...
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Monday, May 19, 2014

Nurture your dreams with God's love

Nurture your dreams with God's love   Dream every day!   “Cherish your visions and dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”  This quote is from Napoleon Hill, one of America’s greatest writers on success.  Much like our children, our dreams must...
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Monday, May 05, 2014

Through the eyes of Jesus

Through the eyes of Jesus   "Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God." Pope Francis.   If we would all focus on our sameness and not our differences, our world would be filled with a love that recognizes the...
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Come out of darkness and enjoy the light

Come out of darkness and enjoy the light   “The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.” – Pope Francis. We read in Ephesians 5 that we have a “Duty to Live in the Light.” “Let no one deceive...
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Sunday, April 06, 2014

The power of 3 and the Church we love

The power of 3 and the Church we love   Do you ever stop to think about the significance of what is taking place every time we celebrate Mass, or the reason for the repetition in our prayer responses?  Do you understand how amazing this daily celebration really is?  This month I attended Mass at Wabash Valley Correctiona...
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Remembering a faithful servant!

Remembering a faithful servant!   In 1971, when I was a freshman at Rivet High School, I had a History teacher I timidly called Mr. Holscher.  As a cheerleader for the varsity basketball team, I politely called him Coach Holscher.  As a member of one of the first official girl’s high school basketball teams,...
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Monday, March 10, 2014

'Cabin Fever' afflicting you? Turn to God for the cure

'Cabin Fever' afflicting you? Turn to God for the cure Remember … “The voice of the Lord makes deer dance and strips forests bare. All in His Temple say, ‘Glory!’” – Psalm 29:9 We all are enduring a winter with “snow days” and bemoaning our cabin fever.  Many hours have been spent wondering what to d...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Power of One … God Loves You!

The Power of One … God Loves You!   One of the very first spiritual lessons we learn in life as children is that “God is love.” “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” –1 John 4:8  These 12 words are very powerful and need to be taken to heart.  If you know God, t...
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Monday, February 10, 2014

An extraordinary message for our ordinary time

An extraordinary message for our ordinary time   We often read in Scripture that the Lord called out to people in the dark of night while still in a deep sleep, or provided heavenly care for their desperate pleas in prayer.  The Old Testament prophets Isaiah and Samuel are two great examples.  The Lord cried out to them in the ni...
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Monday, January 27, 2014