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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Family…

          How do you feel? How do you make those in your family feel? Pray that you & those in your family may have the strength & patience to live for one another; to love one … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Healer…

A leper came to him (Jesus) and kneeling down begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched the leper, and said to him, “I do will it. … Continue reading

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Restless…

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Augustine (August 28th): A short synopsis of his life is provided below (courtesy of The Catholic Encyclopedia). As we celebrate his feast & his life, a question worth asking is “Why does … Continue reading

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I have been blessed…

Short reflection taken from ThrivingFamily.com: Despite the highest standard of living in the history of humanity, our generation seems driven by an insatiable desire for more, better and faster. Just when we should feel most satisfied, we find ourselves bored … Continue reading

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How are you living?

  Be careful, my child, in all you do, well-disciplined in all your behavior. Do to no one what you would not want done to you. Give your bread to those who are hungry, and your clothes to those who … Continue reading

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The Lord is my strength…

        Turn to the Lord.  Be still. Let Him be….

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Why I don’t walk away… even when I want to…

           

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Our Lady, Mother & Queen

Mary is more blessed because she embraces faith in Christ than because she conceives the flesh of Christ. – St. Augustine   Almighty God, our Father,   you have given us Mary, the Mother of your Son,   to be our Mother … Continue reading

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What “working” mothers shouldn’t need a reminder of, but sometimes do…

Dear Heavenly Father, Let me never take for granted the precious gift you have given to me in my child(ren).  If ever my actions appear as if I don’t have time for my child(ren), please send Your Holy Spirit to … Continue reading

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Who can help me to stay faithful to Jesus when faithfulness seems so elusive?

As we go throughout our day, it might be good to reflect on a few reflective questions.  One of the Saints that the Church holds up to us, is St Bernard.  He lived in a time of great turmoil.  He … Continue reading

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