Tag Archives: peace

Take a little time

You have to take care of yourself before you can take care of others. When we apply this to Advent and Christmas, do you get visions of massages, lattes, a fire in the fireplace with a warm blanket on the … Continue reading

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Advent with Mary

Advent is such a beautiful time, and it can be so easily missed with all of the shopping, activities, events, parties, and endless things to do to get ready for Christmas or wrap up the year. I love to sit … Continue reading

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Ritual and Relationship

We all have our rituals. Little things that we do to put ourselves in order. Wearing a certain shirt or socks for a competition or performance. The place we sit at the table for dinner. The way we get ready … Continue reading

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The things we carry…

Have you ever been with someone who complains and refuses to acknowledge any way to change their situation? It’s so frustrating when we adamantly stay in our misery and refuse to look at anything that might get us out. I … Continue reading

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Carry your cross or lay it down?

What does it mean to accept things with grace? When we are given a cross to bear, do we just carry it no matter what? We are told in numerous ways to carry what God gives us. And, while that … Continue reading

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Great things

I realized recently that I am one of the most reticent people I know. At least when it comes to God. He keeps leading me to things, and every time I look at Him and say, “I don’t think I … Continue reading

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Acquire the Spirit of Peace

  It’s amazing how often my bad mood or high level of stress is exacerbated by the people around me, and especially by those in my family. If I am short with them, they are short with me and with … Continue reading

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Guidance

One of my “things” is to tell people to listen in prayer. And the question that follows most of the time is, “How?” It takes practice and it takes intention. We can invite God into a moment, but we rarely … Continue reading

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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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Music Monday: From the Inside Out

“Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fades.” So many parts of this song speak to me, but this line stands out a bit more brightly for me today. When everything else is gone, when everything has fallen away, … Continue reading

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