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Gratitude for God

By Kristy Solis Back to school and time for school pictures. My daughter came home from school with her school pictures, handed them to me and said, “I do not like my pictures.” As her mother, I may be biased, nonetheless, the pictures are beautiful. My daughter could not even tell me why she did […]

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Suffering prepares us for greater joy

By Kristy Solis Recently, my daughters experienced a death of a loved one in our family. The loss was a difficult life milestone. Yet, the most difficult part of this experience for them was the suffering of others around them. What do you teach your children about suffering?  We had a number of family discussions […]

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Lord, I am Not Worthy

By Jenny Dendinger As I kneel in the pew waiting for my turn, my heart pounds in my chest. Soon, I will receive Jesus in the Eucharist. I stand, and with each step, I become more and more aware of how unworthy I am of such a gift. Yet, he still calls to me. Silently, […]

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Before you play the comparison game, try this instead

By Megan Lacourrege Do you struggle with comparisons? Perhaps you are prone to comparing yourself to others. Or maybe other people approach you with comparisons of their own. In my own life, I discovered that comparisons have never left me happy. They often seemed to cause competition and even contempt. Once I realized that, I’ve […]

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Bow your head

By Kristy Solis   Life is filled with blessings, even during the difficult times. Reflect on who has walked this journey of life with you. God should be first and foremost. Sometimes in life, you need to bow your head to the Lord, say a prayer to the Lord and wait out a storm with […]

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A spiritual athlete

By Charla Misse I have been thinking about the many parallels between physical training and spiritual training: By starting small and working up to greater goals, we get stronger, go faster and reach higher. Through persistence, we develop good habits and find ourselves conditioned for even unexpected challenges. At times when we are injured or […]

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New Year Hope

By Kristy Solis The new year has begun! What do you look forward to in a new year? What does your family look forward to in a new year? My children said “peace” and “turtles.” My youngest daughter is obsessed with turtles. Yet, turtles have been known to symbolize peace. Sounds good to me. May […]

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The Lord is the stronghold of my life

By Kristy Solis When you have a child, everyone tells you how hard it is to have a baby; but no one tells you how difficult it is when your child grows and experiences this world. Life is meant to have the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Yet, the past couple of […]

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Love One Another

By Kristy Solis A friend sent me this quote, “Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regret. Love the people who treat you right and forget about the ones who don’t.”   It made me reflect on “what does it really mean to love one another?”

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Rooting Out Racism

By Jenny Dendinger With a heavy heart, I spoke to our children about the evils of racism during our bedtime prayers. This wasn’t the first time we’d discussed the topic, but their innocent faces always look the same – shocked and confused. While I mournfully described the last moments of George Floyd’s life, their eyes […]

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Lasting Impact

By Ty Salvant Our thoughts, words and actions hurt or help those around us, whether or not we are in close relationship with them. One day when running errands, I had extra time on my hands and had an amazing experience. I passed up a close parking spot so the car behind me could get […]

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