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Magic-God or Real-God?

I am always sharing stories with my family about miracles that God is working in the lives of people that I know. Healings, opportunities being presented, relationships restored, and lives being saved. It makes me wonder sometimes if I am … Continue reading

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Just can’t leave

Good Friday There is one more Station that can be included in the Stations of the Cross. On this Good Friday, however, we will pause before we go to the Resurrection and sit with all that has just happened. As … Continue reading

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An Invitation

How many people have been truly converted to Christianity, or any religion for that matter, because they were berated for how horrible they were? Even if someone is really doing something wrong, they way to convince them to change is … Continue reading

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Unlikely Heroes

Jesse Tree Day 12: I recently saw Hacksaw Ridge,a true story about a very unlikely hero. This skinny, smiling, devout young man enlists in WWII to be a medic to help save lives in the war, refusing to even carry a gun. … Continue reading

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Catholic Guilt

There are several places in the Mass where Catholic Guilt seems to be promoted. I can see where it can be interpreted that way, but when you dive in a bit, the meaning really changes. For example, as the priest … Continue reading

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Sitting in the Chair

  When Mac Brown became the football coach for the University of Texas, Darell Royal is said to have told him that people would want his autograph. Before it went to his head, Darell informed him that, while he may … Continue reading

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Can I Forgive?

“Then Peter went up to him and said, ‘Lord, how often must I forgive my brother? As often as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘Not seven, I tell you, but seventy-seven times.’” (Matthew 18:21-21) Forgiveness is a tricky thing. Does the … Continue reading

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Receiving Peace

One of my favorite verses is when Jesus appears to the disciples after the Resurrection. They were locked in a room, fearing for their lives after Jesus’ death. Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace … Continue reading

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Imperfect

My church is not perfect. Not even close. There are people with agendas, some of the music is not my favorite, there are people who genuinely dislike each other, and on and on I could go. So why am I … Continue reading

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Should I stay or Should I go?

Why are we so afraid of what our lives will look like if we really let God in? Even St. Augustine asked for sanctity, just not quite yet. I was reading about Jesus curing someone possessed with a legion of … Continue reading

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