Tag Archives: belief

Blowing through the doubt

Don’t you wonder if Jesus ever gets tired of our doubts and failures? It doesn’t matter how long you’ve believed, or how strong your belief is, there will be times that you just can’t believe. There will be times that … Continue reading

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True faith

“Modern people will say, ‘I’m spiritual, but not religious.’ … The implication is that any belief is a bad one; any belief that causes a person to change direction, make any real alteration in life, undergo any transformation, change any … Continue reading

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Sharing your faith

  When you think of evangelization, do you think of someone standing on their soapbox, condemning everyone who doesn’t believe or act the way they think they should? Whether literal or figurative, I think this is the way that many … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself

“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.” St. Augustine As a music therapist, I know that we put ourselves into the music we hear, the art … Continue reading

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Small changes

I used to be a horrible swimmer. I could swim for fun, but swimming for exercise was just the worst. I’m a fit person, so I could do the cardio. Somehow, though, I would get to the end of the length … Continue reading

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Reflections

I will pick up any accent I hear. Occasionally, my accent will be the most bizarre mixture of word pronunciations I’ve ever heard. It can be from the Midwest where I was born or Texas where I was raised, or even … Continue reading

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Fresh Eyes

  One of the best things about telling an old story to someone who hasn’t heard it before is being able to recapture the emotions and wonder within it. I got to tell the story of the two men walking … Continue reading

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Adored

There are so many parts of faith that easily become routine or cliché. We hear the phrases over and over again. We say the prayers every week. We repeat the rituals until they are just that, ritual. Now, there are … Continue reading

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Floating

  Have you ever thought about the difference between belief and faith? I generally use them interchangeably, but when I was asked to explain it, I realized that even though are closely related, they are really quite different. Belief is … Continue reading

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Elizabeth

  In the readings this weekend, Mary had rushed to see Elizabeth to help in the pregnancy of her aunt. Amid the many praises that Elizabeth gives to Mary, one really stood out to me. She told Mary, “Blessed are you … Continue reading

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