Category Archives: Joy

Friars Corner: The Spirit of Christ offers us his new life

Ezekiel 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45(I am the resurrection and the life.) This week we are presented a vision of a spiritual body apart from our limited earthly body. In the first reading, God promised us through Ezekiel … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-31-17

Lent: An Open Spirit– by Amy Wellborn – Who knows what seeds were planted and what she took away. She put everything else aside, came inside and listened. All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters – Nancy Ward’s review … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Come, into the Light, which is Christ

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-11; John 9:1-41 Each day Jesus gives us a new “snapshot” of himself. We see this at daily Mass and in the Prayer of Christians, what we call the Divine Office. In … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-24-17

Lent: Teach Your Children – In her Lenten series, Amy Welborn asked, How can we help our children to be fulfilled? How can we teach them to be happy? Joy Stories: Live the Fast by Andy LaValle – Baker Andrew … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Live the Fast by Andy LaValle

Some people go through an entire life not knowing their purpose or why God has given them the gifts he has. Up until June of 2010, I was a secure, self-employed businessman, married for 35 years, with two adult children … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Joy in Christ’s living water

Exodus 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-11, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 Baptism in very much in the foreground during our Lenten journey. Some have been preparing since last fall to be baptized during the Easter Vigil. Those … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 3-17-17

Lent: Your Ways – by Amy Welborn – For Lent, if I am to be deeply reconciled to God, I need to know who God is and what God’s call to me is. That won’t happen by listening with half … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Be baptized in the Holy Spirit and come to know the joy of knowing Jesus

Genesis 12:1-4a; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22; 2 Timothy 1:8b-10; Matthew 17:1-9 Jesus is gathering more and more followers across the world. he is telling them that he has opened up a “new fountain of living water,“ as he told the … Continue reading

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