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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

Wisdom, be attentive!

Wisdom, be attentive! As you begin the New Year, I encourage you to be mindful of three important responsibilities:     Be faithful to God and His Holy Church.   Be watchful of the evil that lurks in the world we live in.   Be thankful for the protection provided by our Triune...
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Monday, January 13, 2014

His name is Jesus

His name is Jesus   Well, here we are again – another year is ending, and a new one is beginning.  I hope the past 365 days were good ones for you and your family.  During this time of year we typically reflect on past events and make promises for the days ahead.  Both thoughts can be produ...
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Schedule some time for Jesus!

Schedule some time for Jesus!   Blessings and happy New Liturgical Year in the Church!  Could you imagine Hallmark cards honoring this great celebration of sacred power throughout the year with cards and mementoes?  Oh the possibilities!  Every week there are Feasts or Solemnities that honor real heroism and...
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Monday, December 09, 2013

Fostering Faith … a crusade for Christ!

Fostering Faith … a crusade for Christ! Why do you attend Holy Mass each weekend?  Would your answer to this question entice others to join you?  We all know someone who has left the Catholic Church for one reason or another.  A personal invitation to discuss your love of God is the best way to ask someone to return to the...
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Monday, November 18, 2013