Tag Archives: Reconciliation

Why do we go to Confession?

When we vacation, my family and I love to head to the mountains and national parks. There is something about being outside and hiking for hours that refreshes our souls. Without anything to separate or distract us we talk, we … Continue reading

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A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … Continue reading

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On a lighter note….

I read this friend’s story today, and just had to share it. This definitely did not go the direction I thought it would. Love it! Waiting on N. to finish piano lessons and discussing O.’s upcoming 1st Communion, the 3 of us … 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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Definitions

  Forgiveness is tricky, isn’t it? We frequently confuse forgiveness with reconciliation. We think that forgiving someone means that all is right, all is restored, and the wrong done is no longer wrong. Pretty much none of that is correct. In the first … Continue reading

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Top Ten

  Have you ever wondered why coveting is one of the Big 10? Not only part, but actually 2 of the 10 commandments – 20%. Killing, stealing, and adultery I get. Honoring God and not checking out other gods? Makes … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

Padre Pio is one of my favorite saints. He’s actually pretty recent, having died in 1968. One of his gifts was that of reading souls. He had people wait in line for days to go to confession with him. If … Continue reading

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Grammar

Have you ever thought about the difference between being mad at someone and being mad with someone? It’s a small grammatical difference, but really they are worlds apart. “At” is one-directional, pointing toward someone or something. We are mad at … Continue reading

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Holocaust and Hatred

We went to the Holocaust Museum this week. It was a very well done museum. I could hardly believe some of the things that were promoted and believed by the German public. It always amazes me how the human mind … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

Do you know what I love about Reconciliation? The grace that comes with it. Yes, I can tell God that I am sorry for the things I have done wrong and ask Him for help with areas of my life … Continue reading

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