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Solving the problem

I heard an interview with a woman who was a translator for the American military in Iraq. She was a housewife who was raising three sons, and whose husband couldn’t work for fear of being killed. She decided to try … 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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First Steps

It’s the most wonderful thing to watch a young child just start to walk on their own. They’ve been holding on to fingers, couches, tables, and even a toy as they walk, and finally they have enough balance and confidence … Continue reading

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Perfect

This weekend, I won an award because my daughter wrote an essay about my being a wonderful mother. I don’t say this to brag (although I am deeply touched and honored), but to share a God moment. In her essay, … Continue reading

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View from the Bottom

I visited my friend at the hospital where her son is recovering from his severe brain injury, and I was struck with the journey that she is on. There are times when we are brought to a point where our … Continue reading

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Loss of Faith

I heard a talk the other day from a person who basically lost his faith because he didn’t agree or believe some of the teachings of the Catholic Church. He figured that since they were wrong on this one topic, … Continue reading

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Where is God?

I am just getting the chance to write, but I’ve been wrestling with what to say all day. Coming off of the miracle from a few days ago, we’ve had a tragedy in our community. A father killed in a … Continue reading

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Hidden Gifts

I received my great-grandfather’s First Communion certificate from my grandfather on the occasion of my First Communion.  It is a beautiful certificate, over 100 years old now, and was in an old, ornate frame.  I never changed it out, just … Continue reading

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Real Leadership

I attended a mother daughter “retreat” this weekend, and have to say that the 5th grade girls leading it have the point of leadership down.  Jesus talks about the leader being the servant of others at the Last Supper as … Continue reading

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Counter Terrorism

I was teaching a lesson on Maccabees yesterday and really was inspired by the story of the mother and her 7 sons who were tortured and killed for not abandoning their religion and worshipping as the king ordered.  It’s a … Continue reading

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