Category Archives: Holidays

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How (and why) to give your testimony during the holidays

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com  David Palmer, manager of Guadalupe Radio Network KATH 910, interviewed me for a holiday show last year. The program aired the day after Thanksgiving throughout North Texas. The interview session was lots of fun! The listeners got good … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus always comes with a gift for us

Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 85:9-14; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8 If you have the time to place yourself around the birth of the Messiah (Jesus), and meditate about all the people and places, you will notice something very amazing. Even … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net 12-1-17

CatholicMom: Seeking Jesus with Julie Davis Friars Corner: May the light of Jesus Christ surround and fill us Thanksgiving Blessings: Edelweiss and the Doxology Friars Corner: Jesus rewards his friends  

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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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Keep Calm and Carry On

There it was printed on a carry-on bag: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” I was fascinated with it and visually followed it past me in the airport. After a glorious time during a quick three-day trip to attend my daughter’s … Continue reading

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God on Vacation

A trip with my husband to a technical conference in Colorado, meant I was on vacation and on my own during the day. I could freely explore the beautiful resort hotel with every amenities imaginable. The hotel shuttle was available … Continue reading

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First post: Godless Graduation

Five years ago I wrote this first post on JOYAlive.net. Celebrate a half decade of blogging with me! The ceremony was awesome with the crowd cheering loudly and stomping their feet from different areas of the gym as each of … Continue reading

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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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