Category Archives: Catholic family

A Ray of Hope in Harvey’s Storm

By John Chomistek In light of this past week’s tragedy and all the people in Southern Texas that suddenly find themselves on new ground – in dire need – I wanted to add this post. The key to this message is, … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-18-17

Who owns your body? Keep Calm and Carry On   Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper

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Joy Story: From Atheist to Happy Catholic

By Julie Davis My parents are atheists so there was no religion in our home. They never tried to prejudice us against religion; they just never talked about it. It was kind of like talking about sex … it was … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of following and serving Jesus

2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42  There are several themes one could draw from today’s readings. Matthew’s Jesus can sound rather harsh in the early section about parents, children and life in the world. … Continue reading

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CatholicMom.com and Prayer Companion win big at CPA!

Last weekend, the highlight of the Catholic Press Association (CPA) conference was their Book Awards. And the First Place in the Prayer Collections category is — The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, from the CatholicMom.com imprint at Ave Maria Press. It … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus and the Holy Spirit defend and plead for us before God

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66:1-7, 16 and 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 The readings this weekend give us a “snapshot” of the early Church development. The apostle Philip went north Samaria bringing good news about Jesus our Savior. When … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-19-17

God’s To-Do List for you – Nancy Ward tells a story of a working mother and asks, “What surprises do you imagine God has on his To-Do List for you today?” Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith – Virginia Pillars writes, I look … Continue reading

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God’s To-Do List for you

What’s on God’s to-do list for you today? Does he wake you up early enough to enjoy the beautiful sunrise he created? As you get dressed, does he prompt you to pray for a divorced friend or cancer-stricken relative? Perhaps … Continue reading

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