Category Archives: Identity

Who we are in God, insights, growth

I was a pagan, hedonistic, man-hating feminist. But now I’m Catholic. This Is my story

by Catherine Quinn How I found happiness in the place I least expected Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to God, or the Catholic Church. I knew that my grandparents were Catholic, but no one talked about this, and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Why I became a Catholic by Brian Gill

I’m a Catholic: by choice. I was born into a nice, normal, mainstream Protestant church. I accepted what I was taught there and still do, to a great extent. It’s not so much that I rejected the faith I was … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-1-17

Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’ God’s Gift of Your Body Friars Corner: The joy of personally knowing Jesus Christ  

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Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’

by Linda Schubert I spent my early childhood years on my grandmother’s 2400-acre ranch high up in the Santa Lucia mountain range along the Northern California coast between Monterey and Big Sur. My early education was in a one-room school … Continue reading

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God’s Gift of Your Body

 Featured on CatholicMom.com Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? (1 Cor 6: 19) The Temple was the holiest of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-18-17

Who owns your body? Keep Calm and Carry On   Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper

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Who owns your body?

For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body. (1 Cor 6:20) Our permissive culture subtly deceives us is into believing that our bodies are our own. It gives us permission to use them to … Continue reading

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Circle of Good: Loving the sinner

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Our parents and spiritual mentors taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. This haunting story, compelling me to share it. The author is unknown and the facts cannot be authenticated. Like a biblical parable, the message … Continue reading

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