Category Archives: Friends

Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover by Faith Roberts

My reversion back to the Catholic Church was very slow and subtle with many little turning points. One that stands out in my mind happened at Passover dinner. This was before I was even dating my Jewish husband. At that … 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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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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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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True Radiance, Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com The subtitle of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, reflects Lisa Mladinich’s way of relating her experience and encouragement to women. Readers find grace here in her wisdom and insight. Lisa covers all … Continue reading

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A reason, a season, a lifetime

Featured in NewEvangelizers.com No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (Jn 15:13) I love the saying, “People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” As the Christmas … Continue reading

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Catholic Mom: True Radiance, wisdom for a season of life

featured on CatholicMom.com The subtitle of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, reflects Lisa Mladinich’s way of relating her experience and encouragement to women. Readers find grace here in her wisdom and insight. Lisa covers all … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYALive.net posts 12-30-16

Thank you for making 2016 an impressive year! – Thank you to authors, subscribers, prayer warriors and readers for an impressive year of 227 posts on joyalive.net and five other sites. ‘3 for 2’ Special extended to 1/31/17 – Buy … Continue reading

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