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Born In Poverty

Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Devotional | 1 comment

Born In Poverty

Next week, we celebrate Christmas.  We are retold the story of how the Holy family had to go back to Bethlehem because of a census.  We learn that the city was full, and Mary was in labor.  We relive the birth of Christ in a stable and how even in not the best conditions (to our high standards), our King and Savior was born into this world. Will we be filled with joy because of Christmas?  Are we going to celebrate the Birth of Christ with praise and thanksgiving, or are we going to feel disappointed...

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Season of Peace

Posted by on December 11, 2014 in Reflections, Spirituality | 0 comments

Season of Peace

Have you noticed how often we use the word peace?  We are at peace.  They keep the peace.  I’m looking for peace and quiet. We throw around the word so much these days, that we forget what it means to be at peace.  In the worldly sense, peace means tranquility.  But can we be in tranquility all the time?  Can we wake up in peace, not have any disturbances, and end our day in peace?  Nope.  Honestly, it just doesn’t happen. The toil of daily life calls us.  Frustrates us.  ...

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Would The Real Saint Nicholas Please Stand Up

Posted by on December 5, 2014 in Children, Living Life | 4 comments

Would The Real Saint Nicholas Please Stand Up

I look back on some of my older posts, and I laugh to myself about myself about how I was going to defend or refute the infamous Santa Clause. I laugh because I always seek truth. I didn’t want to lie to my children in the name of a holiday tradition, nor did I want to take the fun out of the season by saying he’s not real. A few years ago, I came to the beautiful conclusion on how to handle it, and this year we are just taking it further.   The Catholic Bishop   Not many people are aware of this but Saint Nicholas...

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A Season Of Hope: Preparing Our Hearts and Homes

Posted by on December 2, 2014 in Living Life | 2 comments

A Season Of Hope: Preparing Our Hearts and Homes

I’m very thrilled that Advent started Sunday. Not only is it my favorite time of year, but it is a time of hope. This year of Advent we as preparing our hearts and homes for the celebration of Christ.     Some things that my kids are doing for this advent is following Along with Holy Heroes. Everyday, there is an activity, video and things to do for Advent. Not only are they learning about “the reason for the season” but they too learn how to do their part to prepare our home and their hearts for Christmas. As for...

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A Closer Look At The Deadly Seven — Gluttony

Posted by on November 26, 2014 in Reflections, Spirituality | 0 comments

A Closer Look At The Deadly Seven — Gluttony

Yes!  We’ve made it to the last one.  Amen!  Honestly, I feel sorry for my family who had to deal with me all these weeks and my conversations.   If you’re new here, and want to see what else was written in the series, please click here. *** Just one last slice of cake, I promise, and I won’t eat it again.   Do you want those fries? All you can eat chocolate?  I’m in! (not kidding, all things I know I’ve said before, and I suspect that I’m not alone)     What is...

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The Deadly Seven – Greed

Posted by on November 18, 2014 in Reflections, Spirituality | 1 comment

The Deadly Seven – Greed

I think Biggie Smalls said it best, ” Mo Money, mo’ problems.”  This week we are going to take a closer look at Greed.  Welcome to my series of the Deadly Seven.  If you are new here, you can click here to get a list of all the ones we’ve covered so far. *** Gimme, gimme, gimme.  The words that parents do not like to hear.  In fact, I’m sure that some of us even said that to ourselves when we see something that we feel that we must have.     We can define Greed as the...

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The Deadly Seven — Sloth

Posted by on November 11, 2014 in Reflections, Spirituality | 1 comment

The Deadly Seven — Sloth

Ahh, number 5, and I’m feeling quite lazy already.  Okay, buck up, only have this one and two more to go (my mini pep talk). Greetings, if you’re new to this series, welcome, you can check out all the post regarding this topic here. ***   Sloth has always been portrayed as the lazy person.  veggin’ out on the couch, eating chips, and the room is a complete mess, shoo, they are a complete mess!  But there’s more to it than that.   What is Sloth? Sloth: reluctance to work or make an effort;...

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The Deadly Seven — Lust

Posted by on November 4, 2014 in Reflections | 6 comments

The Deadly Seven — Lust

If Wednesday is the hump day of the week, then Lust is the hump sin of the series — okay,  bad joke.  You can check out the rest of the Deadly Seven, by clicking here for the list. Moving right along now, Lust.  Most of us have a pretty good idea what Lust is.  I mean, we see it talked about a lot, and in our society that is a sexual society, it’s hard not to know it.   What is Lust? Very strong sexual desire: he knew that his lust forher had returned....

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The Deadly Seven — Envy

Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Reflections | 6 comments

The Deadly Seven — Envy

Three weeks and going strong!  If this is your first time here, welcome to the series.  You can catch up on the rest of the series by starting at the introduction found here. I seemed to be somewhat obsessed with this, because I also wrote about Envy here as well.  For some, it may seem like I already covered this, but there will be some new elements to this. Defining Envy   Envy is defined as: (1)The immoderate desire to acquire good that belong to others for oneself; even unjustly. (2) A feeling of discontented or...

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A Closer Look At The Deadly Seven – Anger

Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Reflections | 4 comments

A Closer Look At The Deadly Seven – Anger

Welcome back to my mini series.  Last week, I discussed Pride.  If you haven’t read it yet, you should jump over there and take a look at it.  If you want to take a look at all post for this series, you can start with the Introduction. This week, I plan on looking at anger.  Now, I’ve talked about anger before on this blog.  But today, I’m going to try to look at it from a different perspective.   What is Anger?   an·ger ˈaNGɡər/ noun a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or...

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