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Want to be a Saint?

I would say that most of us don’t think we can or even want to be saints. Doesn’t being a saint mean suffering, praying all the time, levitating, working miracles, and generally being perfect? Who among us could live up … Continue reading

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Who is God’s favorite?

  As one of four children, I remember incessantly asking my mother which one of us was her favorite. None of us were satisfied with her answer of loving each of us the best, and loving each of us differently. … Continue reading

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Fired Up

I have four children. Two of them are very extroverted, loud, and energetic. The other two are quieter, thoughtful, and introverted. There have been times with all of them that we have discussed how the things that make their siblings … Continue reading

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Pick a Saint, any Saint

This weekend we had confirmation at our church. One of the many things I love about confirmation is that each person chooses a Saint for their confirmation name. Now, I have to confess that I chose my Saint solely because … Continue reading

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Doing Good

  “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” -Saint Augustine It is so easy to … Continue reading

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Making Plans

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. – … Continue reading

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How are we supposed to pray always?

We are told to pray unceasingly. (1Thess 5:16) Now, if you’re like me or anyone else, that concept is a little hard to imagine. I mean, at some point we have to go to work, put dinner on the table … Continue reading

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Peace

Today’s saint quote is a prayer that is attributed to St. Francis. It’s one that always reminds me that small things may not make a difference in the world, but a world of small things will. “Let it begin with … Continue reading

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Saint Time

Many of us have an understanding of the saints as people who wrote fancy prayers, went to church a lot, and received visitors who needed spiritual advice. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Yes, there are saints who did … Continue reading

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Small Steps

  My husband and I were talking with other couples about male/female communication styles. The focal point was how the men wanted to solve what the women wanted to express. It would be cliche if it weren’t so true. It’s … Continue reading

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