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Atheists and the Holy Spirit of Christmas

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com Most Christians are really atheists who feel trapped in their family’s religion. They need not be Christian to enjoy the holiday season. This cynical explanation is how David Silverman, president of American Atheists, rationalized the giant billboard … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

There it was printed on a carry-on bag: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” I was fascinated with it and visually followed it past me in the airport. After a glorious time during a quick three-day trip to attend my daughter’s … Continue reading

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First post: Godless Graduation

Five years ago I wrote this first post on JOYAlive.net. Celebrate a half decade of blogging with me! The ceremony was awesome with the crowd cheering loudly and stomping their feet from different areas of the gym as each of … Continue reading

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Rejoice Always? Really?

Have you ever been grateful for something negative that happened to you?  Well, maybe not while it’s happening. A friend of mine is a classic doting grandmother. Nothing fills her with joy more than a visit from her little grandson, … Continue reading

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Joy Complete in Jesus

Jesus tells us in John 15: 9-11 “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.” Wow! Who could ask to be loved more than that? The Father loves Jesus more than we can ever imagine or put into … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Pentecost People

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Before Pentecost, the disciples were fearful orphans subject to their whims of the moment. Sad and grieving without Jesus, they lacked self-direction and self-motivating guidance. He was their protector who promised to stay with them always. Then … Continue reading

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Sharing YOUR Faith Story available on DVD!

“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence.” (1 Peter 3:15,16) When we are baptized we are commissioned as evangelists. We grow into … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Exchange

Our God Immanuel comes among us. His gift to us is his Divinity in the Incarnation to glorify our humanity. He comes as our Savior and King, offering his whole self as a gift to us. He wants to exchange … Continue reading

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