Category Archives: Quotes

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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Featured Favorite: Resurrection and Self-Awareness

“In the mystery of the Resurrection lies the summit and the highest intensity of our Christian self-awareness, and therefore that of my new awareness of myself of the way in which I look at all people and all things,” writes … Continue reading

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Simple Acts of Love Six Lessons of 9-11 Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

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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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Your true north

  By Christine Roe Featured on CatholicStand.com Many today are getting lost amongst the busy consumer culture, bogged down with appearing successful and fitting in with those around them. This culture tells us that the newest and fanciest cars will … Continue reading

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Today’s Good News

From The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion; A Book of Daily Reflections for April 7 by Nancy HC Ward “Jesus wants evangelizers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence.” Pope … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-10-17

Lent: Image of God – by Amy Wellborn – Is the “god” from whom I feel estranged the one God of love and truth, or something else entirely? Edging God Out – When we plunge ahead without consulting God, the … Continue reading

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