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From Routine to Ritual: Making More of My Time with God

By Charlotte Phillips My prayer life, as with most other aspects of my life, ebbs and flows. There are times that prayer comes easily. I can sit, take a few deep breaths and immediately go to what my friend Becky refers to our “inner chapel” to spend one-on-one time with God. In these moments, my […]

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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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The Gift of Siblings: Perfectly Planned

By Ana Borden I have been extraordinarily blessed having three sisters. We know each other better than anyone else thanks to childhood adventures, inside jokes and seeing each other through all different seasons, challenges and experiences. We are there for each other’s birthdays, special events and in our children’s lives, even if it might be […]

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Creative ways to pray with little ones

By Kristen Bourgeois I feel far from God when I don’t pray.  I love a good devotional book, my journal and an hour in the adoration chapel.  But being a stay at home momma with two littles, my prayer time has had to adjust, especially during this pandemic.

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“Beauty from Murky Waters”

By Mary Bruno It only took one dose of not-so-tasty medicine for our 4-year-old daughter to cringe and run away screaming at the site of the next 29 doses. Thank God for chocolate syrup! But that antibiotic finally started to heal her from an aggressive sickness.

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Storytelling

By Stacy LaMorte Storytelling is one of the oldest pastimes and ways to teach.  Jesus himself understood the importance of parables to get his lessons across in a way that listeners would be able to relate, remember and retell his word.

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A Different Perspective

By Jenny Dendinger I was lost in lesson planning when my son approached me in tears. I automatically scanned his little body for signs of injury, but all I could find was a defeated look on his face. He crumbled into my arms and sobbed, “Mom, I wasted my money on this game! All of […]

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Good fruit

By Greg Zambrano Last Sunday, we went to Mass. The Gospel reading was Matthew 13:1-23, “The parable of the sower” In this parable, Jesus speaks about how we are all different, like the types of soils ready or not to receive nutrients which are the words of God. What ultimately gives us the strength to grow […]

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Spirituality in the Time of Corona

By Casey Sprehe On March 13, 2020, John Bel Edwards’ press conference changed life in an instant. My overly (probably imprudently so) spring schedule was wiped out within the week. The day to day immediately looked different due to COVID-19. I do not remember all my emotions at that time, but one emotion I do […]

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I only kneel for the Lord

By Kim Roberts What a tumultuous world we are living in – the coronavirus, social distancing, riots, tropical storms, so many things weighing on us and our children. It is hard for an adult to work through the tensions, much less trying to keep their children informed and calm. We have always tried to have […]

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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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