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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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Let me do it.

I have been dealing with some health issues with my youngest child lately. I hate when my children suffer. As we work our way through doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, referrals, and tests, I have thought about why this is so … Continue reading

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I’ll be there for you

The Fourth Station: Jesus Meets His Mother   Jesus exclaims, “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” from the cross. I wonder, as we come to the place where Mary meets Jesus on the way to His death, … Continue reading

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What about when we need mercy?

  In this Year of Mercy, we hear many ways that we can and should be merciful. The Works of Mercy are actions, whether physical, mental, or spiritual. As a person who loves to help others, this is very accessible to … Continue reading

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Peace

As I head off to visit some friends in the hospital, (doing my Act of Mercy for the day) I remember a comment made by a friend who lost both her parents to extended illness. There were people who came … Continue reading

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Sick Day

I am in the middle of a sick day today. It’s one of those that keeps you on the couch, dozing in and out, wishing you had the energy to go to the kitchen to make some nice, hot tea. … Continue reading

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Visiting the Sick

I had a friend who had terminal cancer when I met her. She would be alive as long as the chemo could hold the cancer at bay, but she was not going to be cured. We were involved in a … Continue reading

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Don Bosco

One of my favorite saints is St. John Bosco. He took rowdy, delinquent boys, and rather than punish them, he believed in them and cared for them. He had a focus on joy that was wonderful. His philosophy was that … Continue reading

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Follow Me 8

I saved the next healing for its own post. It’s only two verses: Jesus comes into Peter’s house, sees that his mother-in-law is sick and heals her. No questions asked, no requests made, just enters, sees, and heals. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Order Forms

How often is your prayer an order form given to the handyman? More often than I care to admit, I fall into this. I’m at least polite and grateful, but it’s an order form of things that I need filled … Continue reading

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