Category Archives: Holidays

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Friars Corner: An Epiphany Home Blessing

Isaiah 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 This is the Eastern Church’s Christmas. In ancient times an Epiphany meant either the showing of a god or the solemn visit of a ruler, considered a god, to … Continue reading

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Feature Favorite: God Knows by Minnie Louise Haskins

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 12-29-17

Julie Davis tops the JOYAlive.net charts! Christmas in Germany, 1944 Friars Corner: Alive and shining with Jesus Behold, I make all things new (Rev 21:5) Friars Corner: Be Alive for Jesus  

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Behold, I make all things new (Rev 21:5)

I dreamt I was in the loving arms of my grandmother in her big old house on Summit Avenue. Only my older sister Betty Clare was with us.  Suddenly we were jumping up and down and trying to hug each … Continue reading

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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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