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Now Is the Time

Consider where we are in our lives as we face the coronavirus. Consider where we are as we enter the final days of Lent and

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Listen, Learn, and Love

How often have we heard that hindsight is 20/20? In other words, it’s easy to know the right thing to do after something has happened,

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Christ Within Us

As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, do we contemplate Jesus Christ being formed within each of us? Perhaps we think we are not

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Hunger and Thirst

Have you ever found yourself still looking for something to eat or drink after you’ve had a full meal? I have to admit that sometimes

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Fruits of Our Labor

There is a saying: “If you want to be happy, plant a garden.” Oh, how true that is! When we are gardening, we are living

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Inner Peace

How do we hold onto our sense of internal peace when we feel that our world is being turned upside down, shaking our core beliefs

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Heart to Heart, Hand in Hand

With Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven, “the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been

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The Dwelling Place

In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If there were not, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a

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Have Mercy

When we think of Divine Mercy, we think of God’s loving devotion to us and His compassionate forgiveness of our sins. God’s mercy extends to

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Love and Commitment

One who fasts for sins, but goes and commits them again: Who will hear his prayer, what is gained by mortification? [Sir 34:31] Lent is

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To Have and to Hold

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hold baby Jesus in your arms? Imagine the joy Simeon felt at the Presentation in

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Time and Tide

Here we are again at the start of another year. Have those resolutions gone by the wayside yet? Nowadays, the weeks and months go by

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Member of the Family

When the Son of God was born, He entered the human world and became the loving, obedient Son of Mary and Joseph. Let us ponder

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Why Do You Doubt?

Consider Matthew 14:31: Peter cried out for help when he began to sink as he tried to walk on water toward Jesus in the stormy

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What Good Is It?

Let us begin with a story: A man and woman, very distraught and discouraged about today’s problems, walk into a store and see Jesus Christ

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Thy Kingdom Come!

When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, do we realize that it is the most perfect prayer? After all, this prayer was given to us by

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Right Love, Wrong Time?

Many songs and poems speak of letting go of those we love in hopes that one day they will come back to where they belong.

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Mission, Impossible?

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as

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Living Waters for Our Time

  “The time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity, … will stop listening to

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