Monthly Archives: December 2012

Just one resolution

Time to prepare your New Year’s Resolution!  How about sticking to just ONE resolution this year.  Choose one that is sure to influence many aspects of your life for the better.  How about this one? Determine to pray well. Wait … Continue reading

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Grab the bull by the horns

“On awakening in the morning, I think of the difficulties and the sufferings that await me, and I rise the more joyous and full of courage the more I foresee opportunities of proving my love for Jesus…” (St. Therese of … Continue reading

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We’re Not Home Yet

Inspired by a visit to a cemetery on All Souls Day and a song by Carrie Underwood  It is quiet. A bitter wind brushes my cheeks. Cold, grey stones surround me; not stones from a pond, but the stones of … Continue reading

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The fertile valley of humility

“You wish to scale a mountain and the good God wants to make you descend: He is waiting for you low down in the fertile valley of humility.” (St. Therese of Lisieux)  My sister in law, Ann, has a passion … Continue reading

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Yes or No?

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The Inn or the Stable: Making Room in My Heart for Christ

To interiorize the mysteries of the life of Christ is to “let the light of the countenance of Jesus illumine the eyes of our heart and teach us to see everything in the light of his truth and his compassion … Continue reading

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A Carol’s lesson

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, is perhaps the most enduring non-Bible story of the season. First published in 1843, it has been made into so many movie versions that there are published lists of “The Top Ten Versions of … Continue reading

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Secrets of Christmas

I was checking my Facebook and saw two interesting pictures:           Then I went on to open my email and I saw the headline of a news article by Katie Pavlich: “76 Percent of America Thinks … Continue reading

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Phở – A Vietnamese Feast

A little while back the Vietnamese brothers prepared a special meal for one of our feasts days. We had soup, spring rolls, fried rice, and a few other items I can’t remember the name of them. Afterwards, I went back … Continue reading

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Haiti Update — December 20

Today, something very special happened; we lost a teenager — Matt Castinado turned 20! He said it was a memorable birthday, different than any other.

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