Category Archives: Prayer

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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One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke

(Featured on NewEvangelizers.com) An entry in my travel journal describes one Sunday in Galilee in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by John Michael Talbot. As it does now, the world churned in turmoil with war surrounding … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, help us pray like our house is on fire!

Jeremiah 20:7-9; Ps 63:2,6, 8-9; Romans 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 Come Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds to know God’s will for us and set us on fire to take our part. The Sunday gospels usually follow in order. Early in chapter … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’

by Linda Schubert I spent my early childhood years on my grandmother’s 2400-acre ranch high up in the Santa Lucia mountain range along the Northern California coast between Monterey and Big Sur. My early education was in a one-room school … Continue reading

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Strange Gods: Moments of distraction

In Strange Gods: Unmasking the idols of everyday life, Elizabeth Scalia writes beautifully about how she struggles with distractions during her prayers. Can you relate? When I first began to pray—and I am forever a beginner—I struggled with focus, particularly … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-28-17

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-21-17

Featured Favorite: God doesn’t create clones Featured Favorite: God is my Healer Friars Corner: Christian fruitfulness brings us joy even in trials and difficulties  

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