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Category Archives: Inspirational
Lent invites us to refresh our souls, to refocus our lives, to set things right. Rejoice! by Louis Evely, has a way of growing us out of our comfort zones into the light. It challenges us to lift our crosses … Continue reading
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. –1 Peter 4:10 The Deacon gave his homily on Mt. 24:14-30, the parable of the talents. He presented the talents … Continue reading
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Feeling guilty yet? The excesses of the holidays make clear the need to evaluate many aspects of our lives and resolve to change them. In February we realize how idealistic we were on … Continue reading
By Janice Lane Palko You’ve seen those Ancestry commercials about people who believe they are one race or nationality and then take a DNA test and find out they are not who they thought they were. My husband could be … Continue reading
Christmas Season is still with us, so I thought I would share this true story about a Christmas miracle. During the Christmas season I believe God’s loving hand sweeps down and touches many of us with a little extra something … Continue reading
By Janice Lane Palko Advent is upon us – a season of waiting. I hate to admit it, but I’m a bad “waiter.” I’m not too deficient with the day-to-day waiting of standing in line at the grocery store, or … Continue reading
I have been an EMHC (Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion) for over twenty years. I have had the honor and privilege of bringing Holy Communion to many people in many places: hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers, assisted living facilities,and, of course, … Continue reading
In February 2015, my daughter surprised us by announcing that she was in her second trimester of pregnancy. After experiencing three miscarriages in 14 months, we were overjoyed. Our prayers for a baby, it appeared, would be answered. Plans were … Continue reading
Pope Francis spoke about how Jesus told his disciples after his Resurrection to return to Galilee where they had first given their lives to him. “To return to Galilee means above all to return to that blazing light with which … Continue reading
Who would have thought that any of the Gospel villains would merit a feast on the liturgical calendar or have churches erected in their memory? Believe it or not, the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church considers Pontius Pilate and his wife, … Continue reading