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By Gina Sternfels I have been drawn to this prayer, “Jesus, you must increase, and I must decrease, ” when I have heard friends pray this. I have been working on praying this short prayer more, because it allows me to slow down and reflect. It leads me to the simplicity of how I can […]
By Greg Zambrano Are we aware of our time to come to Christ? God is with us throughout our lives. Are we with him? If we familiarize ourselves with Scripture, the catechism and sacred traditions of the church, we may reach an encounter with God that will take us towards him. In the quiet moments […]
By Kristen Bourgeois I have read the many accounts of those who were healed by Jesus in the Bible. But one healing had always perplexed me. The healing of the ill man by the pool of Bethesda. It says in John chapter 5, verse 6: “Jesus, upon seeing this man lying there and knowing that […]
By Jenny Dendinger “I really need help, but please don’t judge me when you see this mess.” Her message wasn’t unusual. Neither was her situation. My friend was a busy mom trying her best to keep up with life. Eventually, she reached a point where she was so overwhelmed that she swallowed her pride […]
By Lisa Janusa A sea captain needs to have a sextant to safely steer his ship through stormy seas. Today, all families, likewise, must have a reliable tool to navigate safely through family discord. Every family will experience challenges to peace and unity. Unity in families should mirror the unity within the Holy Trinity.
By Charla Misse I would say most people use a daily alarm for something – maybe an alarm to wake up, a reminder to take medicine or an alert to take a computer break. As we are bombarded with increasing levels of distraction, it is easy to lose track of time, and it is […]
By Kristy Solis Life can be overwhelming. It is a shared experience all of us have felt at one time or another; everything seems to happen all at once. When we feel this way, there’s something else we can all share – the glory of the Lord.
By Gavin Lewis “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV) When you were baptized, something truly extraordinary happened. You became a new creation in Christ! Just like a butterfly emerges from a chrysalis, baptism marks the moment you […]
By Kim Roberts Technology can be extremely helpful in day-to-day activities. I mean, who doesn’t use at least one App at least once a day? Whether it’s to get from one location to another, to find a recipe, cruise social media or order from Amazon, we are a society that has become used to the […]
By Phillip Garside It is the parent’s charism to signify the paternal image of God in this world. The way our children regard us as parents speaks to the way we are sculpting that image. Some simple questions about our parental methodologies that take the Imago Dei into account can help us grow as […]
By Stacy LaMorte When was the last time you received a handwritten letter in the mail? Not just a greeting card that was signed by the sender, but a real, bona fide note or letter the way we used to write them to a pen pal or someone we love? It sounds so old-fashioned, but […]