Category Archives: Prayer

Thanksgiving Blessings: Edelweiss and the Doxology

Our family tradition for Thanksgiving grace is sung to the tune of  “Edelweiss” from the Sound of Music. The Von Trapp family at the festival performed the forbidden national anthem as they prepared to escape the country. Bless our friends, … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Power up your life with Jesus Christ

Malachi 1:14b–2:2b, 8-10; Ps 131:1-3; 1 Thess 2:7b-9, 13; Mt 23:1-12 Thank you Holy Spirit, for increasing your knowledge and understanding in us. When I comb through the Sunday readings I am looking for a theme that is positive and … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest posts on JOYAlive.net 11-3-17

Featured Favorite: Resurrection and Self-Awareness One eye in heaven Friars Corner: Thank you Lord, for your awesome love for all of us  

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Striving

by Lori L. Crock We strive to improve how we execute kettlebell and barbell lifts and movements in the gym. The word striving makes me think of working harder and doing more. In fact, one definition of strive is to … Continue reading

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CatholicStand: Seeking Jesus, An Interview with author Julie Davis

Featured on CatholicStand.com We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely that they … Continue reading

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CatholicMom.com: God’s To-Do List for a mom

Featured on CatholicMom.com 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 … Continue reading

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Touch Jesus

by Sr. Linda Koontz Be close to the poor and to those in need, so as to touch in their flesh the wounded flesh of Jesus. Please draw near to them. —Pope Francis “The spirit of the Lord is upon me; … Continue reading

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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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