Category Archives: Hospitality

The Gift of a Free Lunch

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 she was … 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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Jesus at the Post Office

By Guest Author Kathy Walshe I would like to tell you about an experience I had a couple of weeks ago. My husband Joe and I had been watching some documentaries, and one lady on there said, “Just love the … Continue reading

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Six Lessons of 9-11

After 15 years, I still keep a poster on the wall of my office advertising the National Book Festival, which my husband and I attended on September 8, 2001. All kinds of booths and entertainment venues filled the National Mall … Continue reading

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A Visit by Pope Francis!

  by Silva Volčič None of us who woke up in Chicco Ark community expected to shake hands and talk with Pope Francis later that afternoon. Like a lightning from clear skies The big news came suddenly, only a few … Continue reading

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