Category Archives: saints

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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What is the deal with Mary?

It’s funny that the Mother of Jesus is such a sensitive topic. I mean, if God thought she was good enough to carry the Savior of the world, how could she be controversial? But, controversial she is. I think a … Continue reading

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Pick a Saint, any Saint

This weekend we had confirmation at our church. One of the many things I love about confirmation is that each person chooses a Saint for their confirmation name. Now, I have to confess that I chose my Saint solely because … Continue reading

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Take all I have

“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, all my will – all that I have and possess. You, Lord, have given all that to me. I now give it back to you, O Lord. All of … Continue reading

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