Tag Archives: relationships

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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Edging God Out?

 Featured on NewEvangelizers.com Are you excited about Lent this year? Making long lists of sacrifices, prayers and goals? Or do you hesitate to take on a new discipline to add to your packed schedule? When we take on a new … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-6-17

A reason, a season, a lifetime – featured on NewEvangelizers.com – People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. What new and old relationships need a special place in your life this season? CatholicMom: True … Continue reading

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A reason, a season, a lifetime

Featured in NewEvangelizers.com No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (Jn 15:13) I love the saying, “People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.” As the Christmas … Continue reading

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A Catholic Sister

As a convert, close spiritual relationships with my Catholic sisters-in-the-Lord are among God’s most treasured and healing gifts. One Catholic sister-in-the-Lord, is dying of brain cancer. A dear friend, a Catholic sister-in-the-Lord, is dying of brain cancer. She’s the Grateful-for-Adversity … Continue reading

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The Feet Washing: How God gave his mercy through me

Featured on CatholicMom.com In How God’s mercy gives us second chances, I wrote how reviewing my journals helps me recognize my mistakes and how God’s mercy works in healing my past. A lot of my sinful behavior was directed toward … Continue reading

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CMom: Resurrection and self-awareness

Featured on CatholicMom.com “In the mystery of the Resurrection lies the summit and the highest intensity of our Christian self-awareness, and therefore that of my new awareness of myself of the way in which I look at all people and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: A sharing family is a happy family

Conviviality, a thermometer for measuring the health of family relationships Vatican City, 11 November 2015 (VIS) – This morning's Wednesday general audience was held in St. Peter's Square, attended by thousands of faithful. Before beginning, the Holy Father invited those … Continue reading

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