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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

This Is One Forgotten Truth We Must Rediscover!

This Is One Forgotten Truth We Must Rediscover! Watch

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By Michael Seagriff

No surprise - our world is in utter chaos and confusion.Conduct that has always been deemed morally wrong is now proclaimed right and woe to those ...

A Tired Parent's Prayer

A Tired Parent's Prayer Watch

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By Tara K. E. Brelinsky

I'd planned to search out a prayer of gratitude and figured there was no rush in beginning the search since there certainly are many of those.Then ...

Do you SEE your Neighbor?

Do you SEE your Neighbor? Watch

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By James M. Littleton

Let's reflect upon Luke 7:36-50 : "A Pharisee invited him to dine with them, and he entered the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. Now there was ...

An Adoration Milestone To Treasure

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By Michael Seagriff

[On November 15, 2015, we began our 15th year of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. It was my privilege to share a few words before the Holy Hour of ...

Mercy Has No Limits

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By James M. Littleton

Mercy and forgiveness go both ways, God toward us, and us toward others. As concerns others forgiving us, we cannot control that. It is a futile ...

Live Small So I Can Be Big

Live Small So I Can Be Big Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

Stopping in the middle of my walk, I took in the panoramic view around me. I was surrounded by beautiful homes, picture perfect families, fancy ...

Take The Ride

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By Jackie Stammen

Yesterday I went for a run and then decided to take a bike ride to the neighboring town from where I am vacationing. I had driven to the town just a ...

Dip Into The Well

Dip Into The Well Watch

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By Jackie Stammen

My source of inspiration to write is much like a well. The water is kept in the well below the surface of the earth, but if you don't ever drop the ...

On Welcoming the Stranger

On Welcoming the Stranger Watch

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By Justin Soutar

The idea currently in vogue that the U.S. should refuse to admit any Syrian or Iraqi refugees is sadly misguided, as it is based on fear and ...

I'm a Fool for Fall!

I'm a Fool for Fall! Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Ah, spring. The time when a young man's fancy turns to thoughts of love. Or some such nonsense. Have you ever noticed the age-old saying mentions ...

The Communication of Love

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By Jackie Stammen

On the last day of January in 2013, I got the news my grandpa went to Heaven. He was 97-years-old and dementia began to consume him. In the earlier ...

Keep a Journal? Nah, just SKIP it!

Keep a Journal? Nah, just SKIP it! Watch

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By Shelly A. Schneider

Do you have a journal (or diary as it was known back in my younger years)? I've tried over the years to keep several journals - from food journals to ...