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Fearless

By Greg Zambrano   The passion of Christ is a very violent and horrific event, but we should never be afraid of a crucifix – just respect and honor it.   Many courageous Christian men and women have stared at, venerated and exalted one. Valiant saints like Maximilian Kolbe, Edith Stein, Maria Goretti and others […]

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The Gratitude Journal

By Ana Borden One of the most well received gifts on Christmas Day was a gratitude journal for our oldest child. During a year where the focus has been one of what went wrong versus what we should be grateful for, it has definitely been a good addition during our nightly routine. In just a […]

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Glorifying the Lord and loving my neighbor

By Ty Salvant God has gifted each of us with a variety of talents – mental and physical, personal and social.  Coupled with our personality, our talents take different forms. Some manifest outwardly as with a singer, while others focus inwardly such as songwriters. But these are all talents nonetheless. 

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‘Bluey’ on Disney+: Choosing the better part

By Kristen Bourgeois There are a lot of children’s television shows nowadays. So many options. And they all fall into different categories.   Some have great quality when it comes to learning and problem solving. Some are shows that have no value at all. Then there is another group of TV programing that is good but […]

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Time to Clean House

By Ty Salvant When I am hosting an event at my house, I want to create an inviting atmosphere. I focus on the rooms that people can see first. Then, there is a hierarchy to my process. First, declutter then clean larger spaces, the floors, surfaces, seating and so on. A few years ago, I […]

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Cleaning out the Fridge

By Mary Bruno  The other night, Chris and I were watching a TV show which showcased a journalist husband struggling to support his pregnant wife. The refrigerator had broken again, so the camera caught him tossing spoiled food into the trash with an incredibly sad look on his face. The pain of disappointment was evident […]

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Being Thankful

By Charlotte Phillips Over the past several years, it seems to be a trend on social media for people to post something they are thankful for everyday during the month of November. This year, the trend seems to be a bit different, though; more people seem to be counting down the days until 2020 is […]

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Do Clothes Make the Mass?

By Kim Roberts Being a woman of a particular age, I recall attending Mass every Sunday with my family dressed in “church clothes.” My sister and I almost always wore dresses or skirts, my brother always wore dress trousers with tucked in button-down shirts, and we all wore dress shoes. We never questioned it; we […]

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Golden Rule

By Kristy Solis Summertime is here! Due to this pandemic period, my daughters are eager to return to school.  Keep in mind, they did not get a break from school. During this time, school was continued through online lessons. I asked both of my daughters “What do you miss about school?”

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Ignatian Contemplation: Praying with Scripture Using Your Imagination

By Charlotte Phillips On July 31, we celebrate the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. While I don’t think I could pick just one saint as my favorite, St. Ignatius is high on my list. He is the founder of the Jesuits, and his life experiences have shaped and formed Ignatian Spirituality.

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The Gift of Memory

By Ana Borden Every night before bed we have gotten into a new routine of looking at pictures we had taken that day, and a year, two and upwards of 10 years ago on that specific date. There is something so powerful about the sense of sight – it evokes so many emotions. The children […]

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