Category Archives: saints

Reset

Every once in a while, we just need to push the reset button. Life is busy. Kids are crazy. Emotions are rolling. Things are moving in the wrong direction. Everything is in the right direction, except it’s all just a … Continue reading

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Light in the Darkness

As we work our way towards Lent, we approach a very bleak season. All the flowers will be replaced with empty branches. The music at church becomes somber and serious. We are called to refrain, to hold back, to limit. … Continue reading

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Lord, let me love you

“Lord, help me to love you to the best of my ability. Then, increase my ability.” I heard this prayer recently, and I love it. I can only do so much. I can only love so well. I only know … Continue reading

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Want to be a Saint?

I would say that most of us don’t think we can or even want to be saints. Doesn’t being a saint mean suffering, praying all the time, levitating, working miracles, and generally being perfect? Who among us could live up … Continue reading

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Friends with God

  I am often asked about prayer and how we know that God is speaking to us. It’s always funny to me how little we trust those moments when we hear God’s voice or see a sign that He sends. … Continue reading

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Up close, and personal

I beg you, O Lord, to remove anything which separates me from you, or you from me. Remove anything that makes me unworthy of your sight, your control, your reprehension, of your speech and conversation, of your benevolence and love. … Continue reading

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The eyes of faith

If you don’t believe that God is real, if you don’t believe that God can be an intimate part of your life, then you can’t possibly see that He is. You take all of the signs and explain them in … Continue reading

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Acquire the Spirit of Peace

  It’s amazing how often my bad mood or high level of stress is exacerbated by the people around me, and especially by those in my family. If I am short with them, they are short with me and with … Continue reading

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Fired Up

I have four children. Two of them are very extroverted, loud, and energetic. The other two are quieter, thoughtful, and introverted. There have been times with all of them that we have discussed how the things that make their siblings … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit

  The fruit of silence is prayer. The fruit of prayer is faith. The fruit of faith is love. The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. This philosophy was Mother Teresa’s calling card. It’s quite … Continue reading

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