Monthly Archives: January 2011

The God Box

Last school year, I was part of a teachers’ book club.  One of the selections we chose to read and to discuss was “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers. The book was excellent, but difficult for me to get through for … Continue reading

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A Tradition to Treasure

Our Catholic traditions are truly something that we should treasure and defend.  Today, my family attended St. Patrick’s historic church in New Orleans.  Upon entering the vestibule, my senses were immersed in the sacred.  Renaissance-styled statues of the saints perched … Continue reading

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Parenting, a Path to Holiness

My mom stopped by this morning.  She had already cleaned her house, and run her errands when she showed up on our front door step at 10 a.m.  Of course, half of us were still in our pajamas, and my … Continue reading

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How to Pray All Day

“Rejoice always, pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thessalonians 5: 17 A student gave me a key chain bearing these words.  It was so apropos to the situation … Continue reading

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Childlike Faith

I work with children for a living.  I must tell you that it is the greatest blessing imaginable.  I also know that it is a tremendous responsibility.  My students give me great hope for the future of our broken world.  … Continue reading

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Longing for Spring

On this cold, winter day, I find myself pining for spring – for the warmth of the sun, the beautiful array of colors, for the promise of new life.  Thank you, God, for the beauty of Your creation, and the … Continue reading

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Called to Conversion

In today’s first reading (Acts 22: 3-16), we hear of Saul’s dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus.  Saul, a horrible persecutor of Christians was knocked off of his horse by a great flash of light and blinded for days.  … Continue reading

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Happy Feast Day

Happy Feast Day, my fellow writers!  Today is the feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists.  There is a great lesson to be learned in the story of St. Francis’ life.  He lived during the … Continue reading

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Fishers of Men

This week is “Vocations Awareness Week.” There is a fantastic video on the USCCB website called “Fishers of Men.”  I’m re-posting it above for you to view.  It is a high-tech, moving invitation to young men to consider a vocation … Continue reading

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His Eye is on the Sparrow

What a difference a day makes!  A good night sleep can take a gray world and paint a rainbow. When I awakened this morning, I set the coffee pot to brew and opened the blind in the kitchen window.  Immediately, … Continue reading

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