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Giving It All Through Mary – Being “All In” With Jesus

July 5, AD2018 0 Comments
Giving It All Through Mary – Being “All In” With Jesus

The giving of oneself to God and to neighbor is not only an act of charity. Giving it all requires a deep faith as well. Do we really love God with all our heart, soul and mind? If so, what does such a love entail? How far do we have to go in our expression […]

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Outcome-based Parenting

July 5, AD2018 0 Comments
Outcome-based Parenting

The highlight of a recent camping trip was meeting a Hungarian dinosaur-enthusiast. He wasn’t scared of our three small, crazy children. In fact, he and my four-year-old daughter became fast friends, playing tic-tac-toe and pretending to be T-rexes. What I most appreciated about him was his authenticity. He said, “These are the best ages, when […]

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“Letting Go and Letting God”: Dealing with Disappointment

July 27, AD2017 3 Comments
“Letting Go and Letting God”: Dealing with Disappointment

Recently, I experienced disappointment. Upon hearing this news, I could not help but complain and feel sorry for myself. “Why would God take away this great opportunity from me?”, I thought. I so wallowed in my disappointment that I did not want to believe that anything good could come from the situation. God Plans are […]

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You Can’t Make a Silk Purse Out Of A Sow’s Ear

May 12, AD2016 4 Comments
You Can’t Make a Silk Purse Out Of A Sow’s Ear

My defeat and subsequent surrender were key to my salvation, delivering me from an egotistical life which focused on my own strength and effort, not on grace. I finally realized my only options were either insanity or to stop functioning like I was the god of my little kingdom and to allow Christ to do His […]

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Stand Inside the Fire

April 29, AD2016 4 Comments
Stand Inside the Fire

Pope Francis rattles many conservatives with his inclusive attitude towards other religions. On May 18, 2013, the pope reiterated this theme, “Every man and every woman must be free in his or her profession of religion, whatever it may be. Why? Because that man and that woman are children of God.” The entire universe is the Almighty’s […]

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Falling Into the Scapegoat Trap

January 3, AD2014 13 Comments
Falling Into the Scapegoat Trap

In the Old Testament, the Azazel goat, translated as scapegoat, was one of two goats chosen for a ceremony on The Day of Atonement. The first goat was sacrificed, but a priest would lay hands on the second goat and symbolically transfer all the sin and guilt of the community on to this animal. The […]

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Mothers in Control: Holy Vacuum Cleaners?

May 12, AD2013 3 Comments
Mothers in Control: Holy Vacuum Cleaners?

Ah, mothers. Aren’t they great? Always running around serving, Acting like a combination of Martha and Mary. A+ Mums who are in control, right? Think again. When any one of us, whether  a mother or not, refuses to give up control, we shut out the power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, we end up acting just […]

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