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The Fifth Beatitude: Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. For the past five months I’ve been writing about the Beatitudes in order to understand them

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The Deadly Cancer of Anger

“This deadly cancer of anger… makes us unlike ourselves, makes us like timber wolves or furies from Hell, drives us forth headlong upon the points

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Your True North

  Many today are getting lost amongst the busy consumer culture, bogged down with appearing successful and fitting in with those around them. This culture

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Making God Your Goal

In an effort to maintain their lifestyles, some people repeatedly push themselves to the point of exhaustion. But a life that does not have God

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praise, heart, joyful, prayer

Gratitude is a Prayer

While recently considering the many types of prayer we can use when talking to God, I recalled a conversation I had last fall with a

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wilderness, isolation, alone

My Three Me’s

Heading south from Orlando to Yeehaw Junction, the Florida Turnpike traverses a vast stretch of real estate inhabited almost exclusively by alligators, herons, snakes, and

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Simple Ignatius

Since my first encounter with Ignatian Spirituality years ago, I have spent a lot time both intrigued and mystified by it.  As is often the

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The Amazing Advent(ure)

We all have our own thoughts about the season preceding Christmas.  Some of these thoughts might be grounded in solid theological understanding, after all, it

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How About Those Apples?

When I lived in the Midwest, Fall was the time when my wife and I headed to the local orchard to pick apples.  We would arrive at

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Exercise Tips — For Your Soul

  Americans today have become health conscious.  We are been conditioned by society – and perhaps for good reason – to start ‘working out,’ or at

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Bearing One’s Cross

The question of human suffering casts a long shadow on the human experience. If you talk to people long enough, they’ll get around to telling

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ethics, things that last

Sam’s Justice

Justice is simply defined as giving one his or her “due.” It means rendering to people what you owe them. What do we owe others?

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