Category Archives: Faithfulness

The promise of Lent and grace of Eastertide

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 1:6) As the end of Lent nears, we see how far we have come. And we see … Continue reading

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Partners with God

“For we are God’s co-workers, you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor. 3:9) We are called by God to take care of his creation. Not just as stewards but as co-creators with God. His work continues with our help, … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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Thank you for making 2016 an impressive year!

Dear friends, prayer warriors, authors, readers and subscribers of JOYAlive.net. Thank you! We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers, unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love and … Continue reading

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Daily Gospel Reflection with Catholic Mom

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 18, 12-14 Have you ever rebelled interiorly and became the sheep that wandered away from the Shepherd? The skeptic that sits through the homily fuming inwardly, “No one’s gonna tell me what to do!” all the while … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Carrying our cross is not always joyful

Malachi 3:19-20a; Ps 98:5-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-12; Luke 21:5-19 Jesus, we thank you for showering on our nation and us your mercy and great wisdom for our election last Tuesday. We thank you that our polling places were protected. I … Continue reading

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New Evangelizers: Find a Real Friend in Jesus

While interviewing Gary Zimak about his new book, Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps, I found a fascinating backstory of how a conversion experience propelled him into a career as a full-time Catholic evangelist. Nancy: How … Continue reading

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What is this I hear about you?

by Connie Beckman “What is this I hear about you?” These words from Luke 16:1 kept going over and over in my mind as the priest began his homily. These words did not come from Jesus in the Gospel of … Continue reading

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