Tag Archives: belief

Understanding

I have a family member who is not a big fan of religion or even God for that matter. Discussions about faith are always treacherous and any reasonable facts or concepts are not going to get through. Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas

The first Sunday of Easter always has the story of Doubting Thomas. (John 20:19-31) You know the one. Thomas comes in, having totally missed Jesus’ appearance to everyone else. Pretty sure that they are messing with him or that they … Continue reading

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What a day!

As we start this first week of Easter, the Gospel readings of the first four days all take place on the day of the Resurrection. I was so surprised when I discovered that these stories all took place within hours … Continue reading

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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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