Category Archives: Inspirational

Poetry Sunday

Poetry guru Katie O’Neil is a Classic Girl wh0 Loves Classic poetry.  Ken Gaertner is a poet with an eye for beauty.  Enjoy both of these “previews” of summer and the lush time of our year!  Do you remember the … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: “In The Footsteps of St. Thérèse – How To Be Single But Not Alone,” by Teresita “Terri” Ong

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Teresita “Terri” Ong’s book, “In The Footsteps of St. Thérèse – How To Be Single But Not Alone,” It has the CWG Seal of Approval. Her book is about the “little way” of … Continue reading

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Partners with God

“For we are God’s co-workers, you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor. 3:9) We are called by God to take care of his creation, not just as stewards but as co-creators with God. His work continues with our help, … Continue reading

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It’s Perfect – Not!

By Janice Lane Palko It was Father’s Day weekend thirty-one years ago. Married only a couple of years, my husband and I had moved into our first house that previous January. We’d spent that spring painting, wallpapering—the things you do … Continue reading

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Me? An evangelist?

Did you know that when you were baptized, you were anointed to be an evangelist? Yes — you, I and every Christian are meant to bring others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How do we do that? There are … Continue reading

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The Promise of Lent and Grace of Eastertide

The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 1:6) As the end of Lent nears, we see how far we have come. And we see how far … Continue reading

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When Picking up Your Pen Is Picking up Your Cross

By Janice Lane Palko How do you regard your writing career? Perhaps you’re like me. I’ve been putting words on paper for more than 20 years, and I’ve always regarded my propensity to write as a being a blessing and … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Gospel Meditations, by Louis Evely

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

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A Chalice full of talents

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

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Valentines for God

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

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