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There Is No Easter Without Good Friday

Notice how in our lives there is are constant ups and downs? This Holy week, begins with Palm Sunday. From our reading in Mass, we were able to participate how the people cheered Jesus coming into the city, and at the same time, others were calling for his death.

Sunday Reflection: Look and Be Amazed

Sunday Reflection: Look and Be Amazed

You see many of your friends are moving on with their lives, going on to “bigger and better” things, you made the decision to stick with the stay with the family route. On so many days you feel like you’re not growing, you’re not doing anything with your life, it really turns into a, “poor me” party fast! But not so fast! You too are growing, you too are moving on with your life, just in a different direction.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

  Today we celebrate a great Saint, who changed the faith in Ireland.  Sadly, I have a love / hate relationship with this day. Love We are able to celebrate the memory of man who is credited with converting a whole nation. Through his quick thinking, and guidance of the Holy Spirit, he took something that was familiar to the people and explained the Holy Trinity. We see the love that he had for people, especially how he loved them enough to teach to them, and have them turn away from sin. Hate Secularism took the Feast Day, and turned it into something almost unrecognizable. All the worst stereotypes of the Irish are displayed (the fighting Irish, drinking untill completely wasted–then drinking some more, leprechauns and pot of golds) The Catholic origins seemed to be completely removed from the man whom we are celebrating, but that’s not a surprise. Every year, I  want to make sure my children know the real reason behind this Feast Day, and what’s the point.  I want them to know that it’s not just a day to wear green, but who is the Saint for whom the day is named after. Here are some simple fact about Saint Patrick that you may find interesting.  Share with your friends if you want, but above all, try not to forget why this day is on the calendar and why it’s one of the most celebrated days during Lent. How do you celebrate this Feast day with your family?...

Sunday Reflections: Worrying Too Much

It’s been a while since I did a Sunday post.  Mostly because there has always been a lot of things on my mind (and plate), I’m going to try and write down my thoughts each week. This Sunday reflection, I’ve been reading the book of Matthew.  I think I’m going to be on this book for a while, because it gives me a lot to think about.  Lately, though, I have been worried.  Not just lightly worried, but really worried.  It seems these days I’m worried about a lot of things. Now, I know that God will provide, and nothing is too big for Him.  Sometimes, I end up getting caught up in the day to day, that I worry more than I should.  How much of my years is added by me worrying?    Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it? Mt. 6:27   Simple answer to that is no.  We cannot add one year to our life worrying about the the things that we think is to come.  The truth is, they may not even come true.  What makes worrying so destructive, is that sometimes it can take over your life. You end up spending so much time worrying about the future that you forget to live in the present.  You almost become consumed with your thoughts, and everything else is neglected. A healthy amount of worry is a necessary part of life, but when our worry consumes us, then we can see the ravaging affects that worry has on our health. What I have realized over the years, because I am...

Where Is Your Heart?

The Sisters and Brothers that I have met in my life, have this joy and peace around them that you wish you can just put in a bottle. They may not have everything they want but they have everything they need. That is what makes them happy. They found what their heart is searching for (God) and their heart is resting on Him.

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