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I have been blessed…

As we prepare to celebrate my daughter Regina’s birthday, I can’t help but think what an amazing blessing she is.  She came to us rather suddenly, and while we were not really planning on being parents to a 2nd child, … Continue reading

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Guiding our children (& others) in the right direction

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture Introduce your … Continue reading

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Birthdays: A time to reflect, a time to be grateful…

Birthdays, for me, are a great time to reflect on our lives, our struggles, & our blessings.  It not only gives us a chance to do a “look back” on our lives, but it is also a great opportunity to … Continue reading

Society has low expectations of us…

If we are to be the people God created us to be, our expectations for ourselves and our society can not be what our current culture is presenting to us.   Certainly God created us to be more than just … Continue reading

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Parents: Here is a challenge for you: A blessing challenge!

Do you ever pray a blessing over your child/children? There are several “Blessing challenges” that are becoming popular. The intent is to encourage parents to pray a blessing on their child. Parents call on God, asking Him to personally envelope … Continue reading

Christians celebrating Halloween?

Can Catholics celebrate -Halloween? In this national radio interview, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio explains the origins of Halloween as a Christian rather than pagan celebration, as often supposed. Teresa Tomeo and Dr. Italy also discuss how Catholics can best use these … Continue reading

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A blessing challenge…for parents…

Do you ever pray a blessing over your child/children? There are several “Blessing challenges” that are becoming popular.  The intent is to encourage parents to pray a blessing on their child.  Parents call on God, asking Him to personally envelope … Continue reading

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Daddy, I need you…

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mt.10:14 Children are such a great blessing, but with this great blessing also comes great responsibility! Speaking only … Continue reading

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Does your child know?

When a child is given to his parents, a crown is made for that child in Heaven, and woe to the parents who raise a child without consciousness of that eternal crown!” ― Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living … Continue reading

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It’s your choice…

But if it seem evil to you to serve the Lord, you have your choice: choose this day that which pleaseth you, whom you would rather serve, whether the gods which your fathers served in Mesopotamia, or the gods of … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018