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Friars Corner: God created humans, male and female, to share and have children

LET US PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLE TO HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED NEW YEAR IN GOD’S MERCY. Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:22-40 It is a little difficult reflecting on four different themes in a week or … 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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Featured Favorite: Still House

by Melissa Williams Finn Days like this one in late spring – green, breezy, crowned with a blue bowl of a sky – remind me of our little old 1930s house on McCommas and life with just my first two … Continue reading

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CWG: An author’s take on The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com It was such fun to meet many of the CWG co-authors of The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion at the book launch last month at CWCL during the Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show. What a thrill to be … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 10-21-16

A Catholic Sister – As a convert, close spiritual relationships with my Catholic sisters-in-the-Lord are among God’s most treasured and rewarding gifts. The Gift of a Free Lunch – How do we teach our children generosity and humility? With the … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone by Dave Palmer

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com ContemplativeHomeschool.com  and SpiritualDirection.com “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “and I assert that children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” Let’s … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net Posts 6-17-16

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone – featured on SpiritualDirection.com – “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “Young children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of a Father’s Blessing

Featured in NewEvangelizers.com I wish my father had read The Healing Power of a Father’s Blessing by Linda Schubert. He parented his three daughters from a distance, following the familiar pattern of how he was raised. Oh, Daddy was in … Continue reading

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