Charla Misse Category

Powerless

By Charla Spalluto Misse After the recent Hurricane Zeta, my family stayed in our home without power for several days.  I was actually very happy to accept this challenge. I felt that God was allowing me the chance to show him the strength of my faith and perseverance. I didn’t tell my family, but I […]

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Prayer for our Fathers

By Charla Spalluto Misse Please, pray for our priests.  They are in need of our prayers. Take time to reflect that they have sacrificed their lives for our eternal salvation.  Every moment, they are called to serve and guide us, to humble themselves. Our prayers can fan the flames burning in their hearts for Christ […]

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Be the One

By Charla Spalluto Misse There is a Biblical event that comes to my mind often – when Jesus cleansed 10 lepers (Luke 17:11-19). Briefly, in this event, 10 lepers call out to Jesus to have mercy on them. He tells them to go and show themselves to the priests (who would declare whether they remained […]

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Storm Debris

By Charla Spalluto Misse My schedule, like everyone else’s, was turned upside down with the recent storms. After a few days of shock, I was ready to get back on track. Three days after the storm, I finally went for a morning run.  Many people were still clearing their yards.  Power crews were in the […]

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The Kingdom of God

By Charla Spalluto Misse I love school; I delight in learning.  I get excited about knowledge theory and creativity.  I certainly feel blessed to participate in my child’s education. I enjoy knowing what he is learning so that we can discuss it, expound on it and possibly find references in our daily activities.  I love […]

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The Wedding Feast at Cana

By Charla Spalluto Misse Do you remember the readings chosen for your wedding?  I always remember one reading, in particular, a reading that my husband and I chose together and that I always enjoy hearing, “The Wedding Feast at Cana.” I am always heartened to imagine our loving Mother Mary beseeching Jesus to save the […]

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The Nativity of Our Lady

By Charla Spalluto Misse When my son was 3 while we were driving to preschool, I explained that I was going to Mass for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, in other words, for our Mother Mary’s birthday. My son’s “job” at that time was to pick balloons for all celebrations. So, he […]

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Unfinished Business

By Charla Spalluto Misse I believe that being a member of a Christian family means happily serving each other whenever possible.  As a parent and spouse, like me, you probably find that you are often called into “spontaneous service.”  That means frequent interruptions. 

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Answers

By Charla Spalluto Misse I have an older friend with whom I correspond by email.  Just before he left New Orleans to retire in his native country, we had dinner together. This special friend recently wrote to me that he was always sorry he didn’t offer me any good advice at our last dinner when […]

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Noise Reduction

By Charla Spalluto Misse Last winter, I visited my sister in New York City.  Because I expected long wait times for plane boarding and during travel, I brought prayer cards and my rosary to spend my free time in reflection.  I also had a few chances to walk the big city streets alone; each time […]

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Following Christ’s Footsteps

By Charla Spalluto Misse I was recently blessed with the opportunity to attend a prayer service with one of the Medjugorje visionaries, Ivan Dragicevic.  Following a mass, his talk, and a rosary, he experienced an apparition of Our Lady.  One of her messages to those present was to pray for vocations.

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