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The Corporate Christian

The Corporate Christian Watch

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By Cheryl Jones

What is a "corporate Christian"? It is a name I have coined for Christians whose world-view is filtered through the 501c(3) charter of their church. ...

The Problem of Freedom Without God

The Problem of Freedom Without God

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By Cheryl Jones

In these increasingly dark days, a philosophy of freedom without reference to God has emerged.  In other words, people believe they are free ...

While Men Slept

While Men Slept Watch

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By Cheryl Jones

The parable of the "while men slept" has a message for our times. How can we apply its lessons to our times?

The Power of Belief Systems

The Power of Belief Systems Watch

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By Cheryl Jones

Belief systems cause people to act, or "not" to act, as the case may be. Beliefs dictate actions; they also dictate in-actions. Therefore a lot of ...

Just Sign on the Dotted Line Whom You Will Serve

Just Sign on the Dotted Line Whom You Will Serve Watch

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By Cheryl Jones

The insanity of Western leaders is being manifested as 1000 'Altars to Baal' will be erected in cities around the world.

Has the Church Become Secular?

Has the Church Become Secular? Watch

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By Cheryl Jones

There are some serious questions to ask in this election cycle.  A big one is: has the church become secular?  What does that mean?  ...

My Bad Attitude

My Bad Attitude Watch

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

I suppose you could say I was feeling inspired (or maybe just brave) when I decided to follow up our hour of peace and stillness with another ...

Good Friday - Gazing Upon The Face of Christ

Good Friday - Gazing Upon The Face of Christ Watch

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By Michael Seagriff

It is only with much perseverance and undeserved grace that our meditation and contemplation will bear fruit - fruit which we should share with those ...

When Good Parenting Doesn't Equal Good Results

When Good Parenting Doesn't Equal Good Results Watch

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

Though we'd prefer obedience over rebellion, we've come to the conclusion that growing up sometimes requires hard lessons and painful trials. ...

Obama's Legacy: Campaign Chaos

Obama's Legacy: Campaign Chaos Watch

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By Chaplain Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CC

Beyond the heated political rhetoric and social fray, unprecedented mayhem and chaos seem to be evolving swiftly in the world in the US and all ...

Sacrilege Should Not Be Suffered in Silence

Sacrilege Should Not Be Suffered in Silence Watch

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By Michael Seagriff

No one should ever encourage, facilitate or condone sacrilege.

Let All The Flowers Bloom

Let All The Flowers Bloom Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Years ago I read this and cataloged it somewhere in my memory: "A flower does not think about competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms."

Sometimes Too Much of a Good Thing is a Bad Thing

Sometimes Too Much of a Good Thing is a Bad Thing Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. My personal state as I neared the beginning of Lent was certainly not my best version of myself. ...

How to Prevail Against All Odds

How to Prevail Against All Odds Watch

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By Adele M. Gill, RN, BSN, CC

All too often, we as humans feel like we need to be right all the time, dominate, and have the last word during times of confrontation. Yet, the ...

The Secret Of My Heart (And Maybe Yours Too)

The Secret Of My Heart (And Maybe Yours Too) Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Living deep in the recesses of my heart, there's a secret I've been keeping. I confess I've been way too proud to admit my secret for years. Too ...

Hello Gorgeous

Hello Gorgeous Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Once upon a time I enjoyed shopping, like really enjoyed it. Perhaps because I grew up an hour from the nearest 'real' mall so it wasn't too often I ...

The Power of Making People Feel Welcome

The Power of Making People Feel Welcome Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

One of the greatest things you can do for someone is to make them feel welcome.

Mary My Mother - Be At my Side

Mary My Mother - Be At my Side Watch

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By Michael Seagriff

The great value of retreats is that the guidance and insight gained during those intense times of prayer and silence never stop giving. Every ...

Never Stop Seeking

Never Stop Seeking Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

"Seek. The finding is not our job. Just seek and you will find." ~Father Kevin McGoldrick

Happy New Year Resolutions!

Happy New Year Resolutions! Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Did you make them? Have you already fallen off that proverbial wagon? I bet you at least gave the resolution thing some thought, especially after all ...

What To Do With Your Hearts, Works, Joys and Sorrows Each Day

What To Do With Your Hearts, Works, Joys and Sorrows Each Day Watch

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By Michael Seagriff

What a treasure trove of wisdom and spiritual insight our Church has accumulated over the centuries! The problem is that there are so many ...

Love Has Come

Love Has Come Watch

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By Norm LeDonne

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (Jn 1:1) "And the Word became flesh..." (Jn 1:14) "...God is love." ...

The Look

The Look Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

My husband, Jim, and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. I hope if you're married that you're still able to look at your husband or ...

A Christmas and Eucharistic Reflection

A Christmas and Eucharistic Reflection Watch

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By Michael Seagriff

Imagine this Christmas that before exchanging gifts with family and friends, Jesus thanks you for the greatest gift you could have possibly given ...

Christmas Presence vs. Presents

Christmas Presence vs. Presents Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Over the years, Christmas has evolved in the Schneider household. When our children (now 20, 21 and 22) were small, the focus was on presents. And on ...

Treasuring Our Priests and The Priesthood

Treasuring Our Priests and The Priesthood Watch

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By Michael Seagriff

What better day than today to acknowledge this fundamental Truth: Next to the Eucharist, the greatest gift God has left us is His priests.

His Name Is Joseph

His Name Is Joseph Watch

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By Norm LeDonne

Mary, the mother of Jesus, is not mentioned that much in the Bible. There are really only four times where we get to see and understand her. Of ...