Category : Catholic

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The Winkler Wedding

I can’t even tell you how happy we were to be a part of the Winkler wedding on Saturday!!! We met Jeff about 13 or 14 years ago, when we began attending Westfork Church. He played the drums in the worship band, and I want to tell you something: I was not a fan of

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Saintly Words on the Use of Words

After posting earlier the passage from James regarding taming the tongue, I thought to myself… I wonder if any of the Saints ever mentioned the battle of the tongue? I should not have gone there. SO many great and thought provoking quotes! I had to cull through to try to find favorites, and then cut those

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Scripture Reading: Taming the Tongue

Let’s have a show of hands: Who here has successfully tamed their tongue? Anyone? Bueller? Right. So all of us can thank the Apostle James for this much needed, if uncomfortably pointed, exhortation. May we heed this wisdom, and be sowers of peace.   James 3 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) Taming the

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Potential Fulfilled

Sundays are invariably a day filled with potential. Potential mini-dramas, such as the child who wont eat anything you offer for breakfast, and therefore you can predict almost to the minute when his low blood sugar will kick in during mass; or discovering at exactly the minute we are walking out the door to go

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Fear of the Lord is Wisdom

I was 44 years old when we entered into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. I grew up in a home steeped in bible study and scripture reading; but I was never once exposed to the books of the bible known as the Apocrypha. I am finally setting out on the adventure of exploring

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The Perfect VOD

Often when I hop onto Bible Gateway, they have a “verse of the day” that just … isn’t what I’m looking for.  And that’s ok, it’s meant for someone else that day. But today, after a week of so, so, so many heart breaking prayer needs, and they just keep coming — today’s verse was

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Acts 13:44-52

Acts 13:44-52 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) 44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord.[a] 45 But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy; and blaspheming, they contradicted what was spoken by Paul. 46 Then both Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was

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St. Joseph the Worker

From the CatholicCulture.org:   The feast of St. Joseph the Worker was established by Pope Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianize the concept of labor and give to all workmen a model and a protector. By the daily labor in his shop, offered to God with patience and joy, St. Joseph provided for

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Family

Today has been a day to spend loving on a very dear family that has become *our* family. This beautiful mama brought her 11 kiddos over and spent the afternoon – we combined our resources and had pizza and salad and fresh veggies and deviled eggs and cookies for dessert, and it was a lovely chaos. The

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3 Things to Know About The Sign of the Cross

This is quick, but so good! If you have always thought the sign of the cross was just that weird thing Catholics do, here are some things about it that might surprise you. When I first became Catholic and learned what it means, it became one of my most loved devotional practices – every time I make the sign

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