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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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Featured Favorite: God is my Healer

“Bless the LORD, my soul; and do not forget all his gifts, who pardons all your sins, and heals all your ills,” (Psalm 103:2-3) As my husband and I waited on the frontage road to access the busy freeway, a … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Christian fruitfulness brings us joy even in trials and difficulties

Isaiah 55:10-11; Ps 65:11-14; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-9 Parables are simple life stories that Jesus told his large audiences. They are down to earth everyday stories that were in their normal experiences like agricultural or fishing. When we read these … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-14-17

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Friars Corner: The joy of resting in Jesus vs. fake news

Zachariah 9:9-10; Ps 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 As we go through life we often get tired and look for refreshment, comfort and happiness. The world is not lacking in offering us all kinds of what seem … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of following and serving Jesus

2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-19 Romans 6:3-4, 8-11; Matthew 10:37-42  There are several themes one could draw from today’s readings. Matthew’s Jesus can sound rather harsh in the early section about parents, children and life in the world. … Continue reading

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One Sunday in Galilee: Calming the storm at sea

Featured on CatholicMom.com My journal entry continues describing one Sunday in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Last month I wrote about Mass in Galilee, celebrated in Aramaic and Arabic, the closest language to that which Jesus spoke. After … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-23-17

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