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10 Brilliant Quotes from St. Francis de Sales on Cultivating Peace

January 11, AD 2017 4 Comments
10 Brilliant Quotes from St. Francis de Sales on Cultivating Peace

There is good reason that St. Francis de Sales is the patron of writers—he really had a way with words. During his lifetime, he wrote pamphlets defending the faith that actually converted many people away from heresy. He also wrote books advising laypeople in the spiritual life, which was a revolutionary concept at the time. […]

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Waiting like Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

December 12, AD 2015 0 Comments
Waiting like Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

During this season of Advent, we are reminded of “waiting.” Each year I find myself getting more and more excited for Advent. While most people are focusing on Halloween and Thanksgiving preparations, I am anticipating a season of anticipation. As children, we love the excitement of anticipating Christmas and, for many, Christmas is celebrated for […]

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This Light, Momentary Affliction

August 24, AD 2015 2 Comments
This Light, Momentary Affliction

“For this slight, momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.” 2 Corinthians 4:17. I never realized until I became a parent just how much discomfort is involved in growing up. Having lived through the process myself, I never gave it another thought, merely thinking of my childhood and […]

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Patience in the Desert

March 5, AD 2015 1 Comment
Patience in the Desert

For forty days Christ suffered in the desert, fasting and depriving Himself of comfort, choosing to undergo hardship and temptation for the sake of teaching us the importance of fortitude, penance, and trust in God alone.  Christ made Himself uncomfortable to show us the importance of doing the same, of not being afraid to do […]

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When Waiting is Really Hard

February 20, AD 2015 6 Comments
When Waiting is Really Hard

In reaction to the increasing physical immorality spreading through society today, and in an attempt to counter the message  constantly being sold through advertising, movies, music, and even best-selling books that says sexual intimacy is not only okay, but expected, outside of marriage, the Catholic online world has been buzzing with all sorts of articles […]

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Learning Patience

January 26, AD 2015 2 Comments
Learning Patience

{Warning: I mention miscarriage in this post – not mine – but it comes up.} There we were, waiting in the waiting room. Waiting rooms make me nervous. I’d rather sit in my car until its my turn and then just go straight into the appointment. Doctor, dentist, ultrasound, doesn’t matter, keep me out of […]

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Why You Need a Wish List . . . or Two

December 14, AD 2013 2 Comments
Why You Need a Wish List . . . or Two

This year Jane and I will celebrate our first Christmas as husband and wife and so we have been busy arranging our ‘wish lists’ for distribution to each other and our respective families. What I have discovered though is that my version of a wish list and Jane’s version of a wish list are two […]

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So . . . What Do I Pray For?

July 31, AD 2013 5 Comments
So . . . What Do I Pray For?

Everyone knows it’s easy to pray for material things. Cars, houses, money, you name it, it’s been prayed for. But when it comes down to praying for grace to help with the spiritual life, what do we really need and what should we pray for? Humility: Humility is one of the most important graces, because […]

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