Category Archives: Joy

Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-26-17

Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic – #WhyRemainCatholic Catholicism is my destiny. I was created for Truth, created to be Catholic. There’s no going back from where I belong. One Sunday in Galilee: The Mass in the words Jesus spoke … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic

The Anchoress Elizabeth Scalia posed the question on her Patheos blog, “Why do I remain Catholic?” to Catholic writers and all media persons in this post. #WhyRemainCatholic is going wild. This conversation is timely for me, for I’ve begun writing … Continue reading

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One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke

Featured on CatholicMom.com An entry in my travel journal describes one Sunday in Galilee in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by John Michael Talbot. As it does now, the world churned in turmoil with war surrounding … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus and the Holy Spirit defend and plead for us before God

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66:1-7, 16 and 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 The readings this weekend give us a “snapshot” of the early Church development. The apostle Philip went north Samaria bringing good news about Jesus our Savior. When … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-19-17

God’s To-Do List for you – Nancy Ward tells a story of a working mother and asks, “What surprises do you imagine God has on his To-Do List for you today?” Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith – Virginia Pillars writes, I look … Continue reading

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God’s To-Do List for you

What’s on God’s to-do list for you today? Does he wake you up early enough to enjoy the beautiful sunrise he created? As you get dressed, does he prompt you to pray for a divorced friend or cancer-stricken relative? Perhaps … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

By Virginia Pillars I consider myself a “Cradle Catholic.” My family and both sets of grandparents attended the same Catholic parish. My first outing after birth was to church where I received the sacrament of Baptism. I grew up in … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-12-17

Serious about publishing your manuscript? – The writing, publishing and networking action for Catholic writers happens at Catholic Writers Conference LIVE 2017, writes Nancy Ward, Me? An Evangelist? – Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com – When you were baptized you were anointed … Continue reading

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