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Easter Sunrise Storm

Remembering Easter Sunrise Services we celebrated years ago, my husband and I decided to have our own sunrise prayer time before going to Mass later. From the family room, we looked out over the lake with no visible sunrise. Just … Continue reading

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Edging God Out?

 Featured on Are you excited about Lent this year? Making long lists of sacrifices, prayers and goals? Or do you hesitate to take on a new discipline to add to your packed schedule? When we take on a new … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Rejoice Always? Really?

Have you ever been grateful for something negative that happened to you?  Well, maybe not while it’s happening. A friend of mine is a classic doting grandmother. Nothing fills her with joy more than a visit from her little grandson, … Continue reading

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Christmas in Germany, 1944

                       Germany Noon Christmas Day, 1944 Merry Christmas Darling! And to all my three daughters a happy one. I thought of all of you through the long Xmas eve night and just had to dig out this scrap of paper … Continue reading

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Christmas ‘3 for 2’ Special

Christmas ‘3 for 2’ Special Buy 2 Catholic Moms Prayer Companion books autographed by Nancy @$16.95 each – 2 for $33.90 (plus separate shipping on each book) Get 1 Sharing Your Faith Story DVD free, A $19.95 value (free shipping … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Blessings: Edelweiss and the Doxology

Our family tradition for Thanksgiving grace is sung to the tune of  “Edelweiss” from the Sound of Music. The Von Trapp family at the festival performed the forbidden national anthem as they prepared to escape the country. Bless our friends, … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: The Love Leaf

I was getting in the car at the Y after our water aerobics class, waiting for my husband, Phil. Then I noticed a shiny shiny leaf that had fallen from a Bradford pear tree nearby. As I picked up the … Continue reading

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