Category Archives: Conversion

Friars Corner: Come, into the Light, which is Christ

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-11; John 9:1-41 Each day Jesus gives us a new “snapshot” of himself. We see this at daily Mass and in the Prayer of Christians, what we call the Divine Office. In … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-24-17

Lent: Teach Your Children – In her Lenten series, Amy Welborn asked, How can we help our children to be fulfilled? How can we teach them to be happy? Joy Stories: Live the Fast by Andy LaValle – Baker Andrew … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Live the Fast by Andy LaValle

Some people go through an entire life not knowing their purpose or why God has given them the gifts he has. Up until June of 2010, I was a secure, self-employed businessman, married for 35 years, with two adult children … Continue reading

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Review: A Body in Prayer by Neil Combs

When I met Neil Combs at the Catholic Writers Guild Live conference, I sensed a connection that was beyond Catholics and writers. He introduced himself to me when we were volunteering at the Catholic Writers Guild booth in the CMN … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-27-17

Joy Stories: No turning back – The Lord captured Kevin Luksus’ heart in high school. The mindset, “no turning back,” kept him making the hard choices that allowed God to work in his life. CatholicMom: A Catholic sister – As … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: No turning back

by Kevin Luksus From my earliest memories, I recall going to Sunday Mass. Mom and Dad raised me in the Catholic faith and sent me to Catholic schools. Catholic practices were a routine part of my life. Outside of church … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-13-17

I Cannot Tell – The Holy Spirit prepares us to tell our stories. He reminds us of poignant moments he has indelibly marked in our souls that can touch the hearts of others. True Radiance, Finding Grace in the Second … Continue reading

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I Cannot Tell

The view from the top of the mountain in New Mexico was enchanting. I could almost see the Texas border as the sun set on the wooden cross. I was 15 and finally old enough to go to the annual … Continue reading

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