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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-10-16

St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone – Book review featured on CatholicWritersGuild.org. “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “Young children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Miracles accompanied Christ’s ministry

1 Kings 17:17-24; Ps 30:2,4-6, 11-13; Galatians 1:11-19; Luke 7:11-17 We now make a great leap in our Sunday worship services. We prepared for Easter with 40 days of prayer, fasting and good works. We remembered the passion and death … Continue reading

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Friar’s Corner: Jesus wanted leadership focused on serving others

Wisdom 2:12, 17-20; Ps 54:3-5, 6-8; James 3:16 to 4:3; Mark 9:30-37 Dear Holy Spirit, please fill us with our wisdom. As I stated with Mark’s gospel section last week, we are at a turning point. Jesus has finished his … Continue reading

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His grace is enough, part 2

(Continued from part one yesterday.) Yesterday I described how the Lord worked in an unexpected way in a frustrating situation as I began a new ministry one Sunday. Here’s what happened on Monday: In my prayer time the next day, … Continue reading

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His grace is enough, part 1

Fr. Alfonse Nazarro blogged recently: God is not a God who fits our expectations. In fact, God works in ways that we could never imagine. That is why it is okay that we are so dumbstruck by the fact that … Continue reading

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What to do when highs become lows?

What struggles and sadness are you experiencing? What victories and joys are you celebrating? Sometimes we hesitate to give our all to enjoy the highs because we fear a low will burst the bubble of joy. We know what’s to … Continue reading

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“Jake” by Deanna Klingel, guest author

(Excerpt from Just for the Moment: The Remarkable Gift of the Therapy Dog.) “Could you come again next month?” the director of assisted living asked me. She had invited us to come and dance for the residents. It had been … Continue reading

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