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On the witness of a generous giver

On the witness of a generous giver “From everyone to whom much is given, much will be required, and from the one to whom much has been entrusted even more will be demanded.” –Luke 12:48   Our words and actions affect other people!  In reality, we are either an adverse or positive influence.  Knowledg...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The gift of family

The gift of family  “We love because he first loved us!” – 1 John 4:19      God’s greatest gift to humanity is a healthy, happy family!  It is the ultimate community God chooses for us – gives strength, helps us heal, and provides all that is necessary for peace...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Hope for the journey

Hope for the journey What does the Lord need from us?   “You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you; only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).   The way we live should connect with the deeper sense of God’s purp...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

The breath of life

The breath of life “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). Our world is very troubled, and the coping skills for real problem solving are in crisis as well.  There are many different ways to tackle the challenges of life, especi...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Love beyond words

Love beyond words “A voice is calling, ‘Clear the way for the LORD in the wilderness; make smooth in the desert a highway for our God’” (Isaiah 40:3).   This “voice” was prophesied in the Old Testament by Isaiah and foretold through John the Baptist in the New Testament....
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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Freedom for the real mission

Freedom for the real mission Is your life muddled with things of this world, or do you live in the world as a soldier of Christ?  I am very grateful to be a Catholic who was born and raised in the United States of America.  This good fortune provides me with the freedom to worship the traditions and teachings of the...
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Small details...great discoveries

Small details...great discoveries Gratitude for the gift of faith “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” (Ecclesiastes 3:1). This scripture passage is very comforting because we are reminded that God’s timing and His plans for our lives are more perfect t...
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Faith … the greatest legacy

Faith … the greatest legacy “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).   Our world is desperate for peace and lost without God. How can we change the disorder created by this lack of faith and the brokenness of God’s family?  Saint Mother Teresa...
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

How to evangelize like Jesus

How to evangelize like Jesus “Then God said, ‘Let there be light;’ and there was light” (Genesis 1:3).   A miracle happens every day!  By the power of God we wake up each morning to a rising sun, which provides us with light that is crucial to all life on earth!  The sun may be a plain ol...
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Finding freedom in forgiveness

Finding freedom in forgiveness In 1917, the Mother of God appeared six times in a village in Portugal to three young children: Lucia Santos, and Francisco and Jacinta Marto.  Prior to these apparitions, an “Angel of Peace” made three appearances to the children and emphasized the importance of prayer and sacrifi...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017