Michelle Macicek Category

The Gift of Giving

By Michelle Macicek Where does joy come from? My guess is that people will answer this question with a variety of answers. When we turn to sacred Scripture, we hear one resounding answer. Joy comes from following Jesus. Sounds easy right? So why aren’t we all picking up our crosses and sprinting to follow him?

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Anxiety

By Michelle Macicek “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Phillipians 4:6-7. Jesus tells us not to be anxious, but why does […]

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Words can soothe or harm

By Michelle Macicek There have been a couple of situations recently that I have either been involved in or heard about that have reminded me of the power of our words. The words we speak can be a tool with great power to share the truth that God has given to us in sacred Scripture, […]

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God responds to us with gentleness

By Michelle Macicek It was a usual Sunday morning where we were hustling to get the kids ready for Mass, and I was so incredibly thankful to be back “home” after Ida and very much looking forward to the normalcy of being at Mass in our parish. As we sat down in our pew and […]

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Be calm about COVID-19 in front of the kids

By Michelle Macicek As we gear up, again, for the start of a school year with COVID protocols, it feels like we are right back where we started last year. We had a reprieve this summer that felt like we were in the clear for a moment, and things were pretty “normal.”  I actually found […]

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Let your own kids know they can turn to God

By Michelle Macicek Praying with your kids is just as important as praying for your kids. This was not something I realized in the first few years of parenting and, if I’m being completely real, it was not something my husband and I were good at until a few years ago.

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S is for something more than summer

By Michelle Macicek Summer is quickly approaching and with six children – ranging in age from 17 to almost 2 – my “mom brain” is filled with much anticipation, both good and bad!

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Confirmation is the beginning of adult faith

By Michelle Macicek Our oldest daughter recently received the sacrament of confirmation. While there are many reasons to find joy in this, there was one I was most excited about. When our children are baptized and receive their first Communion, we invite those present – family and friends – to write a small note of […]

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Armor Up!

By Michelle Macicek   God gives us all the defense we need in the Bible. Over the past few months, I have been reminded again and again of the battle we have here on earth. 

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Young girls ablaze with faith

By Michelle Macicek Last summer, a dear friend and I were inspired to pilot a small bible study for our middle-school daughters. We had both recently purchased a bible study book for our girls and, in talking about starting it with them, the Spirit led us to get a few girls together and go for […]

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