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Joyful Noise: Yelling Mom

There are some days when I become a yelling mom. No one seems to listen. I repeat myself a lot. I’m not being heard. The not-being-heard part is leading to a lot of mess, extra work for me, fighting and disrespect between siblings, and all-around unpleasantness. It’s immensely frustrating. So[…} Read more….

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Sunday Lunch: Call to Oneness

Quarrels, suspicion, resentment, stubbornness, and fighting over things that don’t matter… do these ever occur in your family, in your workplace, and yes, in your parish? What feelings of bitterness exist in our hearts and souls that cause these divisions to keep us from coming together and sharing a spirit[…} Read more….


One Good Thought, from the Belly of the Beast

Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from the fish’s belly.  And he said: “I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, And He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, And You heard my voice.” Jonah 2:1-2 Jonah ran away from God. He was afraid of doing the thing[…} Read more….


One Good Thought: Shine Like Stars

…so that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine like stars in the world.  Philippians 2:15 What if Christians shone like stars? The verses right before this one instruct us to work out[…} Read more….

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Joyful Noise: No Season Without Difficulty

Each season comes with its own kind of work and difficulty. Winter is quiet and cozy, but can also be cold and isolating. In the midst of the beautiful flowers of spring, you will find allergies. In the liberating warmth of summer, you’ll find oppressive heat. With autumn there comes[…} Read more….