Category Archives: Spiritual Life

The King’s Prey, by Susan Peek

Terrible but true, Princess Dymphna flees Daemon, her father who, in his madness believes her to be his late wife, Odilla. He demands that Dymphna marries him. With the aid of her confessor and a few companions, Dymphna flees across … 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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Running for the End Zone

By Janice Lane Palko I recently celebrated my birthday. Now that I’m past the fifty-yard line of life and heading to the end zone, I can no longer deny that I am aging. When I was in my twenties and … 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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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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