Category Archives: Prayer

Sweeter than Honey

Two days before our beloved pastor left for a new assignment, I was bravely surrendering all my attachment to him. Over many years I had come to love him. Memories of attending a 10-part teaching series on Spiritual Direction surfaced … Continue reading

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Review: A Body in Prayer by Neil Combs

When I met Neil Combs at the Catholic Writers Guild Live conference, I sensed a connection that was beyond Catholics and writers. He introduced himself to me when we were volunteering at the Catholic Writers Guild booth in the CMN … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Our joy is in God’s kindness and love for all people

Leviticus 19:1-2, 1-18; Ps 103: 1-4, 8,10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38- When we read and study the Bible, we see over and over again how much God loves and cares for his children that he has placed on … Continue reading

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Mary leads us to the secret of evangelization

Mary, model of evangelization, has much to teach us about evangelization by the way she relates to God and his people. Here are three scenes in Mary’s life that reveal the secret of evangelization. The Annunciation. Mary had a personal … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 2-10-17

Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance – When helping with an Unbound conference I found Unbound keys are my do-it-yourself healing kit to apply Neal Lozano’s guidelines to my hurts and sins True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half … Continue reading

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Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance

I discovered Neal Lozano’s book, “Unbound,” when our covenant community planned an Unbound Conference with him. About 50 of us learned how to cooperate with the Lord to gain freedom from the influence of evil spirits and then guide those … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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