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The radiant joy of God’s presence

“Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,” (Psalm 34:6). What keeps us trying to focus our minds on the Lord and turn our hearts toward his? The joy of knowing he transforms us to reflect his presence … Continue reading

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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 8-4-17

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The Fantasy of a Judgment-Free Zone

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com The ad for a national fitness center franchise promised that for $10 a month I could enter a judgment-free zone. It gave the hours where I could escape the judgmental world around me to enter a place … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic

The Anchoress Elizabeth Scalia posed the question on her Patheos blog, “Why do I remain Catholic?” to Catholic writers and all media persons in this post. #WhyRemainCatholic is going wild. This conversation is timely for me, for I’ve begun writing … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus leads us to abundant life now and forever

Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 One of the easiest ways to understand our Scriptures is to pray to the Holy Spirit asking him to activate the gift of understanding that we were all given … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover by Faith Roberts

My reversion back to the Catholic Church was very slow and subtle with many little turning points. One that stands out in my mind happened at Passover dinner. This was before I was even dating my Jewish husband. At that … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net post 12-23-16

Christmass in Germany, 1944 – Letter from Pfc John Cook written Christmas Eve, 1944, to his wife and daughters in Fort Worth, Texas, telling of hush of peace on the battlefield. Holiday fruits of the Spirit – Detecting holiday fruits … Continue reading

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