Category Archives: Holy Spirit

Pentecost, inspirations and gifts of Spirit

Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance

I discovered Neal Lozano’s book, “Unbound,” when our covenant community planned an Unbound Conference with him. About 50 of us learned how to cooperate with the Lord to gain freedom from the influence of evil spirits and then guide those … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: No turning back

by Kevin Luksus From my earliest memories, I recall going to Sunday Mass. Mom and Dad raised me in the Catholic faith and sent me to Catholic schools. Catholic practices were a routine part of my life. Outside of church … Continue reading

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CatholicMom: A Catholic Sister

featured on CatholicMom.com As a convert, close spiritual relationships with my Catholic sisters-in-the-Lord are among God’s most treasured and healing gifts. One Catholic sister-in-the-Lord, is dying of brain cancer. She’s the Grateful-for-Adversity Grandmother I wrote about last year. I went … Continue reading

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Time for God — Fr. Jacques Philippe’s classic on mental prayer

featured on SpiritualDirection.com Time for God by Jacques Philippe is about mental prayer. Facing God in solitude and silence for a time, to enter into intimate, loving communication with him. I read this as a participant in a group study … 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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Friar’s Corner: True joy is finding God’s plan for us and living it

Happy Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Blessed New Year. Numbers 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-6, 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 A lot of events surrounded the birth of Jesus Christ. He didn’t just drop out of the sky without any … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net post 12-23-16

Christmass in Germany, 1944 – Letter from Pfc John Cook written Christmas Eve, 1944, to his wife and daughters in Fort Worth, Texas, telling of hush of peace on the battlefield. Holiday fruits of the Spirit – Detecting holiday fruits … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Rejoice, for our God is always available to us

Isaiah 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-6; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-24 This week is full of anticipation and joy because Jesus has come to save us and has remained in special ways to comfort us and bring us his joy. Alleluia! Praise God! … Continue reading

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