How to Pray: Six Tips for a Better Prayer Life

Prayer is as important to our soul as air is to our body! We need prayer to stay connected to the God who created us with a plan in mind. Let’s take a look at some ways we can dive deeper into prayer in our everyday lives. Click here to read the full post at […]

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Don’t Stay In Bed!

This morning, I called my youngest son THREE TIMES to get up and get ready for school. Do you think he got up and ran to me saying, “Here I am. You called me?” Not a chance. And he certainly didn’t respond with, “Your servant is listening.” In fact, he wasn’t listening at all. If […]

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Making Your Mark on the World

Yesterday was my daughter’s 16th birthday. What a time to reflect on all the years that have gone by, looking at photos, telling stories. She is now on the cusp of adulthood and soon she will be making choices that will impact her vocation in life. I look at here at want her to be happy. […]

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Filling the Water Jars

For Sunday, January 17, 2016, 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time presents us with the wedding miracle at Cana in John’s Gospel, continuing to center on the manifestation of the Lord, which was celebrated on the solemnity of the Epiphany. The feast of the Epiphany, the Baptism of the Lord, and […]

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Four Reasons Churches Don’t Change (Even When They Need To)

There’s one difference between God and the Church: God doesn’t need to change. But, the most effective and successful churches are constantly changing. The message and the mission never change- that’s a God thing- but the methods and techniques we use to communicate that mission/message are in constant need of re-shaping to reach the ever-changing identity […]

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Pope Francis: “What is love?”

Love was the center of Pope Francis’ second daily homily after taking a break for Christmas, and is a word he said has become so casual that we no longer know exactly what we mean when we say it. “This word ‘love’ is a word that is used so many times and when we use […]

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Recapturing Baptism

When Jesus sought out the Baptism of John, it was not the same baptism that you and I receive. There was no sin to wash away and no dying and rising, but it was a profound new beginning, the start of a ministry that would lead to the death and resurrection into which we then […]

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All You Need is Love

Every Christmas morning, as everyone takes turns opening presents, we play Christmas music in the background as the soundtrack for the event. This year I can’t be the only one that had changed it up a bit and something different playing on Christmas morning. Yes, it was the Beatles! Most of the Beatles catalog was […]

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The Purge

Currently, my house is in a state of purging. We just sold our roll-top desk we had for 20 years because it had become a magnet for STUFF and ultimately the desk was too big for our house. It was HUGE. Next, we are getting rid of our couch that, although very comfy, is just […]

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Grace Awakens

For Sunday, January 10, 2016, The Baptism of the Lord The latest installment in one of Hollywood’s most successful movie franchises, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, became the fastest to reach one billion dollars in ticket sales. Though it takes place in a galaxy far, far away, one of the key characters of the Star Wars […]

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Pope Francis’ Ten New Year’s Resolutions For You

We’re already a few days into the New Year, but it’s not too late to make your resolutions. If you need some help, here are some ideas from the Holy Father himself. Here are ten things Pope Francis called upon Vatican employees to do in a meeting held before Christmas: 1. “Take care of your spiritual […]

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Looking for George Harrison

I have always had a great affection for the music and person of George Harrison. When I was a boy learning to play guitar, it was his songs that I would practice over and over. I guess I was drawn to his music because of the unique blend of sounds he used from both western […]

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