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True Thanksgiving

As we bring this month to a close and step into the season of Advent, we are reminded that all gratitude comes from the abundance we have in God. The water that turned into wine at the wedding in Cana … Continue reading

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Take a closer look

Before we lose Thanksgiving in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, I’d like to give you a small tool to help keep you in a state of gratitude. It’s a simple practice, devised by St. Ignatius Loyola, that invites … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

Our friend was in his home listening to the pitch of a well-known multi-level marketing company’s salesperson. The salesperson asked, “Are you happy with your current level of income?” and our friend immediately answered, “Yes.” The salesperson looked to the … Continue reading

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Challenging Gratitude

Not long ago, I was really irritated with my husband and I just couldn’t get past it. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn’t let it go. Finally, in prayer, I realized that I needed to say what … Continue reading

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Don’t look back

Justin Tucker, kicker for the Baltimore Ravens, was once commented that the most crucial time in a game is not the field goal that you miss, it’s the one after that really shows what you’re made of. In most things … Continue reading

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Skipping Thanksgiving

My daughter has told me of several friends who have already put up their Christmas trees. In fact, they’ve been up almost a week already. Christmas songs are playing on the radio and in my house, and the stores have … Continue reading

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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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