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Unexpected Blessings

By Shanna Smith

Big ol’ belly, fragile emotions, glowing skin, interesting cravings, aching back, joy, indigestion…no, I am not describing your crazy Aunt Morine.

Pregnancy. It is quite the unique affair. 1.230 more words


Cast The ... Ummm ... Nets

“And He said unto them, ‘Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find.’ They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.” John 21:6… 51 more words


Prescription for Peace

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 610 more words

A Reflection on Reality for Palm Sunday

Sister M. Martha Pavelsky, MHSH 

Somewhere in one of the Gospel accounts, the observation is made that Jesus “knew what was in man.” That sounds ominous, but I think it’s simply stating the fact the he knew our flawed, fallible human nature and didn’t trust our rather irrational exuberance. 302 more words


The Proof Of Your Faith

The Proof  Of Your Faith

There are no words  to fully describe  the blessing  we have  in coming  to realize  God’s love  and mercy  to us  through Jesus Christ.     512 more words


HELP! I Can’t Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice…..

The invisible rolling of eyes. The palpitating heartbeats. The compulsion to pretend like the good news were not seen. The search for loopholes to ensure that the good news are facades or don’t last for long. 1.527 more words


High-Functioning Guilt

My son Samuel was diagnosed with autism at 28 months old. He was mostly non-verbal, except for when he scripted his favorite movie lines or spelled out letters he saw on signs. 1.384 more words