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Author Archive: Lisa Shefferly-Gillay

I enjoy writing and have always found it to be one of the best ways I communicate my thoughts most clearly. I hope you enjoy and find what I have to say to be interesting, insightful, and even uplifting. I also am a big fan of marriage and believe it is one of the stepping stones and pathways God has planned for us to reach sainthood and Heaven. God's peace to you and yours!

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Give Praise to the Lord

March 19, AD2015 1 Comment
Give Praise to the Lord

It is Lent and no doubt, we are in the full swing of the things we said we would do or what we would give up during this season. I was thinking recently how praising God could be one of those things. How many times do you hear people say that they are giving up […]

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Walking Behind My Dad

February 18, AD2015 8 Comments
Walking Behind My Dad

My dad has Alzheimer’s or so we are told. It came on suddenly — sudden onset. Is that Alzheimer’s? I don’t know, but they, the medical powers that be, say so. I am visiting Dad at his home this week in Virginia. Over the past year on the phone, his decline has been quite apparent. […]

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In the Still of a Cold, Wintry Night

November 25, AD2014 3 Comments
In the Still of a Cold, Wintry Night

In the still of a cold, wintry night … … all of Heaven burst out in profound joy! A Babe is born in a manger: the King of kings, the Lord of lords, whose name is Emmanuel, the Word become flesh. Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom […]

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Faith, Tried and Tested

September 26, AD2014 5 Comments
Faith, Tried and Tested

I am sitting here on my couch looking around the room. Candles give off a soft glow, and the fireplace looks warm and inviting. My favorite Christian band is playing on my stereo, and my heart is full of love and praise for God. How can this be? I have had more pain and sorrow […]

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Time Alone With My Son

September 2, AD2014 1 Comment
Time Alone With My Son

Road Trip! One of my younger kids, my son, is going to be a high school senior this coming school year. He asked me if we could have some “time alone” and go on a road trip to visit various college campuses around our great state of Michigan. With all the kids in our family, […]

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Renewal and a New Set of Tires to Boot

August 12, AD2014 2 Comments
Renewal and a New Set of Tires to Boot

My car needed a new set of four tires … badly! I bought a used car that was in pretty good shape and knew it needed a few things before it was “perfect” for my hour long drive, one way, to work. I had not realized that the tires were that bad, even though I […]

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A Father’s Blessing

July 9, AD2014 10 Comments
A Father’s Blessing

My daughter entered a local monastery to start off on her path in life as a cloistered Carmelite nun. Since she was a little girl, I have always sensed she would one day become a nun. She is only 19 years old, very beautiful inside and out, and a joy who will be greatly missed […]

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The Passionate Fire of the Holy Spirit

June 10, AD2014 4 Comments
The Passionate Fire of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost, the birth of the Body of Christ, the Holy Catholic Church, where the disciples were filled with such an intense feeling and fire to proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord. Tongues as of flames alighted on each. Fear flew out the window when perfect Love filled their very beings, thus giving them the ultimate […]

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Miracles Do Happen

May 13, AD2014 5 Comments
Miracles Do Happen

I believe in miracles, in big ones and in small ones. God is still alive and well on planet earth. He still cares for us and also cares for what matters to us. He hears our cries. He knows our desires. He sees our needs. He wants to heal us and make us whole. As […]

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Divine Mercy, a Great Mystery of our Faith

April 17, AD2014 5 Comments
Divine Mercy, a Great Mystery of our Faith

Divine Mercy is a great mystery of our faith. The very God of the universe, the Lord God Almighty, has deemed to humble Himself for all of mankind in order to save us from our sins so that we might have everlasting life with Him. We will never find our true purpose, the fullness of […]

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How Fasting and Prayer Blessed Me this Lent

April 15, AD2014 42 Comments
How Fasting and Prayer Blessed Me this Lent

Lent, what a season! For some it brings dread, for others it is a time to strengthen their walk with God, and still others it is a missed opportunity for renewal altogether. For me, this Lent has been a wonderful and intense time of great growth in my relationship with God. I have learned many […]

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Discovering the Love of God through Marriage

February 18, AD2014 9 Comments
Discovering the Love of God through Marriage

The love God has for his people is intense, all-consuming, a torrential force of love that is poured out from His heart and on to us. His love is not deserved, earned, or ours to claim as if we were entitled to it. No, it is a freely given gift from a good and merciful […]

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Can Suffering be a Gift from God?

January 22, AD2014 15 Comments
Can Suffering be a Gift from God?

Recently, I went to Confession before Mass. I confessed my lack of trust in God as it applies to a current situation in my life. I said that I wanted to run ahead of God and fix things as I saw fit. I told the priest that I didn’t really want to do this, but […]

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