Monthly Archives: April 2017

Gift #1: Elsa

EDITOR’S NOTE:  This is the first in a series of reflections of people writer Rachel Peach encountered in everyday life. Reading John Paul II’s meditation on “givenness” both inspired and challenged me on my outlook on life; am I able … Continue reading

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Undeserved Redemption

You didn’t have to choose this road, Unnecessary gift. When wounded, fallen child did run, Yet back to Father lift.

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Gift #2: Joshua

Joshua works at Lowe’s. I met him back in December when I needed to get more a more specific type of light bulbs for some of the light fixtures in my community’s home. It was at the end of the … Continue reading

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An unexpected conversation

Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of [his] disciples that are not written in this book. But these are written that you may [come to] believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that … Continue reading

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Empty

The tabernacle is empty. Last night’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper was a beautiful liturgy.  The incense.  Glorious music. Washing of the feet.  Procession and repose. The tabernacle is empty and there is an uneasy aching in my heart, a … Continue reading

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Christian courage

And you shall be hated by all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved.  – Matthew 10:22 Blessed are you when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak … Continue reading

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Priceless Gift

Most costly gifts poured out in me, Bought with my Beloved’s blood, Freely given, undeserved, Gushing river, ceaseless flood.

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A House or Home?

This past weekend I was visiting a Regnum Christi family for dinner. They are one of those amazing families who always edify you by their testimony and example, in such simple ways. The meal was delicious; the conversation was full … Continue reading

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Angels and toys

    “If, then, you seek to know what path to follow, take Christ because he is the way.”  (St. Thomas Aquinas) Christ came to serve.   We had a big “Angel for a Day” event every year to serve … Continue reading

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This is about losers, of which I most certainly am one

NCAA March Madness. One team wins and the rest lose their final game of the year 20,000 runners start the Chicago Marathon Only one crosses the finish line first, leaving 19,999 losers. Some don’t even finish the race 50 women … Continue reading

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