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Relationship Time DARWINCATHOLIC - March 28, 2017 ... prayer and the importance of not just going to church and church activities but having a relationship with Christ. Quoting Sherry Weddell (of Forming Intentional Disciples , a book strongly recommended by dear friends which I really need to read some day) he told a story about a woman who was very active in her parish, sat on the pastoral council, etc. having a discussion with Weddell about prayer and discipleship. Weddell asks the woman about her relationship ...http://darwincatholic.blogspot.com/2017/03/relationship-time.html
Genesis Notes: A Stumble and a Son HAPPY CATHOLIC* - February 22, 2017 ... unfortunate circumstances that required prayer were due to Abraham's departure from God's plan for him. Now, in these chapters, we have seen God withhold His healing from a gravely ill man until he did what was right (restore Sarah) and had Abraham, the one who wronged him, pray for him. What can we make of all this? The best way to understand what Abraham's life shows us about prayer is to remember a thought from the previous lesson. Recall ...http://happycatholic.blogspot.com/2017/02/genesis-notes-stumble-and-son.html
On Being 81 Years Old IVY ROSARY - January 8, 2017 ... degree? Have I settled too easily into a life of comfort? I tried. I taught at Quincy College for 40 years. I was not a great teacher--nobody ever accused me of earning the "teacher of the year" award. I kept at it for several reasons. One was that I knew that there were people who would have given their right arm to have had the chance to study where I did. It would have been irresponsible to throw away the gift of my education and go do something like be a pastor in a ...http://ivyrosary.blogspot.com/2017/01/on-being-81-years-old.html
Missing Someone at Christmas Is Remembering Someone Who Still Holds a Place in My Heart... A CONCORD PASTOR COMMENTS - December 17, 2016 I just posted a prayer for those who grieve the loss of a loved one at Christmas time, But many also grieve the loss of someone who hasn't died: the loss of a friend to an argument or misunderstanding, the loss of a spouse through separation or divorce, the loss of family relationships through resentments and grudges, the loss of a ...http://concordpastor.blogspot.com/2016/12/missing-someone-at-christmas-is.html
One More Post on Eulogies THE SPIRIT'S SWORD - December 5, 2016 ... interests which enabled her to enjoy life to the full. Bright and intelligent she found in good literature and the fine arts, a never filing source of pleasure and enjoyment. She loved everything that was nice and saw Go in all that was good and beautiful. She prized above all else her holy religion and, and drew from it her greatest joys and consolation. Living apart rom the noise and bustle of the world she attained a high degree of sanctity which made her the angel of her ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheSpiritsSword/~3/jAUBbHYwFxI/one-more-post-on-eulogies.html
Bad Things and Good People (repost) IN HIM ALONE - November 30, 2016 ... ways of childhood behind me. (1 Corinthians 13:11) When I was 12 or 13 I prayed a nightly prayer as I prepared to go to sleep: "Oh, God, please God. Don't let anything happen to me, Andrea (my sister), my father or my mother." Night after night. For two or three years, if my memory is reliable. I don't know how I came up with that prayer, how I formulated it in my pre-adolescent mind, or why I prayed it each night. I never heard my parents pray, other than ...http://thecontemplativecatholicconvert.blogspot.com/2016/11/bad-things-and-good-people-repost.html