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The daily morning offering is life changing

By Greg Zambrano A typical thought I used to have in the morning was wondering how my day would turn out. I hoped it would be positive and free of issues and trouble. But, then, I heard a priest talk about praying the morning offering, like religious men and women do when they awaken, and […]

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Mary arranges the roses of our hearts

By Greg Zambrano The angels call us to adore him, but Our Lady shows us how to properly approach the tabernacle, the manger and, ultimately, heaven – the peaceful place of Our Lord. During Advent, on Dec. 12, we celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe. To me this is wonderful opportunity to reencounter Our Lady. When […]

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Wedge Between love ones

By Greg Zambrano Relationships start, flourish and sometimes sadly come to an end even though everyone mixed well.  These transformations remind me of a carpenter taking a piece of wood and, using a tool such as a wedge or chisel, transforming the wood with a break, rip or tear. This image is the basis of […]

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Reach the heights of heaven

By Greg Zambrano One late morning I was in church praying my rosary. That day, I was praying the Glorious mysteries– kneeling and facing the tabernacle with a very elaborate St. Joseph statue to my right.  I prayed the mysteries one by one: first the Resurrection of Our Lord, second the Ascension of Our Lord, […]

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Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom

BY Greg Zambrano Attending Mass one day with my kids, I heard Responsorial Psalm 145 read. I thought it inspiring and filled with unlimited imagery to ponder about giving glory to God and praising his name. Images obtained through prayer help me relax, sit back and enjoy the course. It’s like navigating down a small […]

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Summer Trip

By Greg Zambrano This year, for several months, I have thought of driving to as many National Parks as possible in the summer while my kids are out of school. The way I see it is that, at this point in their lives, their faith and relationship with God is developing, and I want them […]

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Even the winds and sea obey him

By Greg Zambrano  The Gospel teaches our kids and ourselves that, when in need, you are never alone. We might feel, sometimes, like we are completely 100% on our own, and there is no one to assist us. We lose hope and view things, that are truly small, much worse than what they are. Hoping and valuing empty promises of […]

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Conceived by the Holy Spirit

By Greg Zambrano Praying the Angelus, the church remembers Our Blessed Virgin Mary Mother, in a special way, in the month of May. My kids brought flowers to school to honor Mary during the school Mass. It is great seeing many kids remembering the mother of Jesus.  The first two lines of the Angelus say, […]

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Parents are indicators of the truth

By Greg Zambrano Children require direction and feedback on their path towards God. As parents, we constantly have to instruct children on many things – from how to brush their teeth and tie their shoes to how to pray and learn about Catholicism. As an indicator, we direct them towards the best and safest path […]

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Wisdom is with the aged

By Greg Zambrano When we go to Mass, there are many things that we notice occurring. Offering Jesus, his death on the cross and our clean and contrite heart are the ultimate offerings to God from the laity. If you ever attend Mass on a weekday, especially early in the morning, you notice that those […]

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We are all born with the same goal

By Greg Zambrano We are all born with the same goal – to be with our creator in heaven. In forming our soul or gaining spiritual maturity, prayer is very important. In a relationship with Christ, he thinks of us all the time, always by our side waiting for us to speak to him.

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