Category Archives: Hospitality

The Surprising Charisms of the Holy Spirit

What are your spiritual gifts? Has the Holy Spirit ever surprised you with the grace to serve in a way you never imagined? Or taken your natural talent and empowered you to use it to honor God? For me, writing … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-5-17

Featured Favorite: Still House – Melissa Finn writes: I love that moment when the house is quiet. It is so full of echoes and promises, a pocketful of time all to yourself. A Classic by Fr. Jacques Philippe: Time for … Continue reading

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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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The Gift of a Free Lunch

featured on NewEvangelizers.com Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:16-17 NAB) Mariana, my friend from exercise class, told me … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest posts on JOYAlive.net 10-7-16

Little acts of mercy – by Paul Mora – We don’t have to wait until we come up with some big ideas, just take the opportunities that the Lord presents to us. If we’re prepared and open hearted, they will … Continue reading

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Little acts of mercy

by Paul Mora Since this is the Year of Mercy, I prayed about what I can do individually. I thought maybe I could help expand the food pantry, or maybe take a food truck and give away food. I was … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Heaven holds our true joy

Amos 6:1a, 4-7; Ps 146:7-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-16; Luke 15:19-31 I beg you on bended knee to pray a few Chaplets of Divine Mercy, and if you like, add a daily rosary. First, we pray for our country and our … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 9-23-16

What is your Galilee moment – What is your Galilee moment of joy when that blazing light of God’s grace touched you? Jesus at the Post Office – Kathy Walshe writes, “We never know who Jesus is going to put … Continue reading

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