Category Archives: Spiritual Life

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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Something Worth Waiting For

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

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Transform your marriage with ‘Intimate Graces’

Do you know that practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy can transform your marriage? This premise of the Catholic Press Association’s first place Family Life winner Intimate Graces holds fast in delightful and touching stories with realistic solutions. … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone by Dave Palmer

 “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “and I assert that children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” Let’s Go Find God is the enticing … Continue reading

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Writers: Journal your Faith Story, Part 2

Part 2: The long and the short of it     Last month and during my presentation of “Sharing Your Faith Story as a Writer” for the March 4-6 Catholic Writers Conference Online, I stressed preparing to evangelize by keeping a spiritual … Continue reading

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A Long, Holy Good-bye To My Mom

My mom passed away May 23, 2015, four days after she underwent her second surgery to remove a brain tumor, 16 months after the first. Mom wanted to live, Dad couldn’t let her go without a fight, and the rest … Continue reading

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Writers: Journal your Faith Story, Part 1

Part 1 – Always be ready to evangelize As a sidebar to my presentation of “Sharing Your Faith Story as a Writer” for the March 4-6 Catholic Writers Conference Online, I stress the value of preparing to evangelize by maintaining … Continue reading

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Humility and Pope Francis

This is from the Gospel of Luke; Chapter 9: vs 46-50 An argument arose among the disciples about which of them was the greatest. Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child and placed it by his … Continue reading

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Time to Teach and Inspire a Captive Audience

We call the drive time to and from work “rush hour,” but it can seem so much longer. We call social time with friends after the workday a “happy hour,” yet it feels much shorter when we’re having a good … Continue reading

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Paraphrase of Romans 12 for Writers

For all you writers out there, here’s the inspiration of St. Paul, according to Darlene Bogle. I have it framed and hanging in my office to remind me of my calling when I need a little balancing: I beseech you, … Continue reading

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