Category Archives: Conversion

Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-22-17

The radiant joy of God’s presence Joy Stories: Why I became a Catholic by Brian Gill Friars Corner: Jesus died on the cross to forgive all of our sins  

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Joy Stories: Why I became a Catholic by Brian Gill

I’m a Catholic: by choice. I was born into a nice, normal, mainstream Protestant church. I accepted what I was taught there and still do, to a great extent. It’s not so much that I rejected the faith I was … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-1-17

Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’ God’s Gift of Your Body Friars Corner: The joy of personally knowing Jesus Christ  

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Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’

by Linda Schubert I spent my early childhood years on my grandmother’s 2400-acre ranch high up in the Santa Lucia mountain range along the Northern California coast between Monterey and Big Sur. My early education was in a one-room school … Continue reading

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Circle of Good: Loving the sinner

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Our parents and spiritual mentors taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. This haunting story, compelling me to share it. The author is unknown and the facts cannot be authenticated. Like a biblical parable, the message … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-4-17

  Finding Bridges to bring fringe Catholics home New Evangelizers: God’s Partners Friars Corner: Are we firelights for Christ?

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Finding bridges to bring fringe Catholics home

Imagine you are standing on a hill overlooking your parish on a Sunday morning. You know the names of many of the people you see coming to Mass. Others you recognize without knowing their names. A few more are strangers … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-14-17

  God on Vacation Joy Story: From Atheist to Happy Catholic   Friars Corner: The joy of resting in Jesus vs. fake news

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