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Gratitude

I was at a gas station about to pump gas into my car and I saw a homeless man standing around the corner of the building. To the surprise of everyone around me, I ran to him and gave him … Continue reading

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How should we fast?

  Fasting is a traditional practice of Lent. We fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by abstaining from snacks, and only eating small meals. On Fridays during Lent, we abstain from meat. Some people do a true fast of … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it is time to be grateful. Not that we aren’t grateful any other days, but it’s a good reminder to stop and look around at the blessings that surround us every day. Of course, I’m … Continue reading

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The Gift of Today

It’s easy to say we are blessed when we get the job we wanted, when we’re healthy and happy, and when we avoid tragedy that brushed close enough to feel. But on those days when we don’t get the job, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

How often are is the work that we do appreciated? How often do we express our admiration to others? Most of the time, the effort that we put into a job, a responsibility, or life is just accepted. It’s the … Continue reading

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Come be My Light: The Effect

How often do we do something completely selflessly? Even when we offer food to the homeless, don’t we want them to be thankful for what we have given? It is discouraging when the work we do or the gifts we … Continue reading

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Open Fences

We just got a new fence in our backyard. Behind our house, we have a greenspace and enough trees that you can’t really see that we have neighbors behind us. We used to have a privacy fence, which we opened … Continue reading

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Sacrifice

Any parent knows that sacrifices are an almost daily event as you raise your children. You sacrifice sleep as your little one crawls into your bed with a nightmare. You sacrifice that book you were going to read when your … Continue reading

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When bad things happen to good people

Jesse Tree Day 7: One of my favorite stories in the Bible is that of Joseph and his brothers. Joseph is the favorite of their father, Israel, and the others can’t stand it. It doesn’t help that Joseph is telling … Continue reading

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Don’t lose your head

This weekend, the homily included a story about a woman whose son had fallen into the water off a pier. After he was rescued and returned to her, she complained that his head was missing. The priest went on to discuss … Continue reading

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