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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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wonder, exclamatory prayer

The Loss of Wonder

Belief in God and religious practice have lost a lot of popular acclaim in our society. Although Christians still comprise the majority of the population,

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romance

Time for a New Summer of Love

It’s been 52 years since the “Summer of Love”. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. The Sexual Revolution undermined authentic love. Today, society

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jesus, Christian

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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pope, john paul ii

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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Managing Suffering In Your Life

People suffer—good people and bad people. When the so-called good people suffer, many of us look at the so-called bad people thriving and complain. Scripture

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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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shame

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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