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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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A little something sweet

I have to brag on myself a little today. I came up with the best activity for my middle schoolers this weekend. As we started our session, I offered them a choice of a piece of candy or a piece … Continue reading

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Take, Eat

We are such a rational society, and value intellectual explanations. This has served us quite well and enabled us to make medical advances, accomplish technical feats, and develop impressive theories about the world around us. So, if you have a … Continue reading

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Feeling Exposed

You know that feeling when you’ve done something wrong and you don’t want anyone to find out? If you can’t think of something recent, I’m sure you can think of a time when you were little – you took that … Continue reading

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Water from a Rock

A couple weeks ago, the Gospel reading included: “This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and … Continue reading

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Fruit

A friend of mine told me once that the people who turned him off of Christianity were the Christians. Unfortunately, that is true much more often than it should be. However, if we are a people who truly believe, our … Continue reading

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Joy

Have you ever thought about the difference between joy and happiness? Joy is mentioned many times more than happiness in the Bible, and it is on purpose. I think it’s similar to sadness and depression. Sadness is related to the … Continue reading

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Resonance

I had a friend ask me recently how I knew when God was saying something to me. I had heard some pretty specific things for her in my prayer. It’s hard to explain, but I likened it to the resonance … Continue reading

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