Tag Archives: peace

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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Where does change begin?

I am not a fan of politics, particularly in today’s environment. I truly admire and appreciate those who are committing their lives to making changes and trying to shape our world through it, but on no level is it for … Continue reading

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Explain

  When we can see our blessings and God’s work around us, it changes us. There is something different that is almost tangible. You may have felt it – the peace, the joy, the awe of seeing that there is … Continue reading

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Locked away

  This weekend, we read the Gospel with the story of Doubting Thomas. Now, the Catholic Church rotates the Sunday readings on a three-year cycle. Even some of the Holy Week readings vary, based on the year. However, on the Sunday … Continue reading

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