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Seeds Germinate

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB Without the experience of darkness we would not recognize light. Our roots of belief grow in the fact that Jesus rose from the darkness of his Passion. He rose from an earthen tomb. We … Continue reading

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Held Aloft

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB Jesus, Lord of Heaven and Earth, I love and adore you. You alone know how unsure I am of my present and my future. You alone, Lord, see the anxiety and darkness that I … Continue reading

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Set Free

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB I can imagine how the adulterous woman may have felt when Jesus stood by her in the angry mob (John 8:1-11). Her hidden sins were no longer hidden, her emotional scars obvious, and every … Continue reading

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Scent of the Earth

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB Precious Lord, When I forget you are near, let me recall the words of St. Francis de Sales and place myself in your presence: Help me to know that you are all around me … Continue reading

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Fruits of the Spirit

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB When I think of the Fruits of the Spirit I compare them to a prism in the window. When sunlight enters in and bends as it exits, a rainbow becomes visible. But the metaphor … Continue reading

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The Creator’s Joyful Gifts

by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB The Creator's gift to us of experiencing a taste of heaven's joy can be found in the ordinariness of our daily lives. Finding God in the simple things of life draws our attention to … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 2-12-16

  Featured Favorite: Cultivating God's Garden through Lent– Just in time for Lent, I interviewed Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB, author of Lenten devotions, Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent, as we begin series for Lent. Writers! Journal your faith story … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent

Just in time for Lent, I interviewed Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB author of a beautiful book of Lenten devotions, Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent.  As an Advanced Master Gardener, Margaret knows how to grow just about anything and shares … Continue reading

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