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The radiant joy of God’s presence

“Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,” (Psalm 34:6). What keeps us trying to focus our minds on the Lord and turn our hearts toward his? The joy of knowing he transforms us to reflect his presence … Continue reading

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Six Lessons of 9-11

After 16 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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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-8-17

  A Ray of Hope in Harvey’s Storm One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, help us pray like our house is on fire!  

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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 8-25-17

Pressed into Service Strange Gods: Moments of distraction Friars Corner: The joy of Jesus’ merciful healing

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Pressed into Service

”Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go with him for two miles,” (Matthew 5:41). Your son comes home from his first day of Early Childhood all excited, “Guess what, Mommy, we get to go on all the … 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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