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Do you believe?

Do you believe? “I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He aro...
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Monday, October 27, 2014

Out of darkness into light!

Out of darkness into light!   “They are darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart….” – Ephesians 4:18    Imagine the Apostles chastising the Ephesians with these words. What would Paul...
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Serenity for all people

Serenity for all people   The Serenity Prayer has always been one of my favorite reminders to trust in God when difficult moments surface.  I recently heard on a Catholic radio station that Father Jonathan Morris has written a book titled “The Way of Serenity: Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Pr...
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Monday, September 29, 2014

A life well lived will last forever

A life well lived will last forever I read a book titled, “Seneca On The Shortness of Life.”  It is the writings of the philosopher Seneca, who lived from 5BC-Ad 65.  His Stoic writings were shared with Nero, Emperor of the Roman Empire.  These insights about reason and morality are as old as the scriptures...
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Monday, September 08, 2014

Offering all to God requires total trust in His wisdom

Offering all to God requires total trust in His wisdom We have finally arrived in our new place with lots of unpacking to do, after many months of boxing up the same items to prepare for the relocation process. After 39 years of marriage and raising four children in the same home, we have too much stuff!    Moving from your lifelong hometown...
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My soul thirsts for God

My soul thirsts for God   Prayer is the method we use to talk to God.  What is the best way to listen for His response?  The ideal journey of faith is described in the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church.  In “Interior Castle,” she compares the contemplative soul to a cast...
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Sunday, August 03, 2014

The breath of God … our source of life!

The breath of God … our source of life! I was listening to the radio, and the disc jockeys were celebrating the 52nd anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind.”  In the 1960’s, this American artist wrote songs with political, social, and philosophical influences. They became like an...
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Faith of our fathers

Faith of our fathers   We are all members of God’s family.  Our inheritance is His Kingdom because we are His children, citizens of His Holy people.  His Son had to die in order for us to be brought into God’s family. Jesus’ death wasn’t short and quick.  It was long and agon...
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Monday, July 07, 2014

Rx for spiritual health

Rx for spiritual health   Social media is a great way to stay informed and connected, but we often spend too much time checking the sources.  Typically, the news media gives us all the bad stuff and we fail to hear the good God is sharing with us.  Isaiah heard the voice of God in a quiet whisper.  How...
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Monday, June 23, 2014

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