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This makes me think… just praise Him! Always!

Nothing, then, must keep us back, nothing separate us from him, nothing come between us and him.  At all times and seasons, in every country and place, every day and all day, we must have a true and humble faith, and keep him in our hearts, where we must love, honor, adore, serve, praise and…

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Never forget. This is a day for prayer and memories, and renewed resolve.

I’m praying today. I’m remembering. I’m committing this nation in prayer to our Blessed Mother, the Patroness of the Americas. Let us pray for America’s leaders that they might have renewed resolve to fight terror threats and fight for the dignity of human persons everywhere. “Terror attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings,…

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The F.U.N. Quotient… all God’s creatures small and… small…

Baby Monkey pic.twitter.com/DpmKoUiU3B — God's Tiny Creatures (@GodsTinyAnimals) August 28, 2014 Tickling a Turtle. Look at that smile. pic.twitter.com/rToLdkyesE — God's Tiny Creatures (@GodsTinyAnimals) August 28, 2014 Baby hedgehog, nothing could be cuter pic.twitter.com/27NsJA9P3u — God's Tiny Creatures (@GodsTinyAnimals) August 27, 2014 Baby Polar Bear pic.twitter.com/krAm9YfaHh — God's Tiny Creatures (@GodsTinyAnimals) August 27, 2014 And…

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This makes me think… about “those” people who put up with me…

Lord, this is the other person, with whom I do not see eye to eye. He belongs to you. You have created him; you have allowed him, it not wanted him, to be just as he is. If you can bear with him, my God, then I too will bear with him and put up…

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On the Road in Wayne County

I’m staying with my parents due to my mother’s long hospital stay and her subsequent recovery in a nursing home for rehab. As I travel through the local countryside, I’m pining for a better camera beyond my iPhone 4s. In recent weeks, I’ve been getting to know the highways and byways of this area and taking many…

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This makes me think…

The Church’s proclamation on the family finds its foundation in the life and preaching of Jesus, who lived and grew up in the family of Nazareth. He attended the wedding at Cana, which he honoured by performing the first of his “signs” (cf. Jn 2:1-11) and presented himself as the Bridegroom who unites himself to his Bride…

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Red. White. and Blue.

Last year, our celebration of July 4th took on a new and holy meaning. Why of course we’re still forever grateful to be American citizens and we pray for our nation and celebrate our common ideals in the founding of this nation. Yet, last year we also celebrated a new beginning — not of a…

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Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious wins a 2014 Catholic Press Association Award, as do others from Ave Maria Press!

What a honor! Thanks to the Catholic Press Association! Let me also extend my deep gratitude to publisher Tom Grady and the great editorial, marketing, and creative teams at Ave Maria Press for their support of my book and those titles and authors listed below. Ave Maria Press made this announcement via this press release:…

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The Catholic Writers Guild Conference is two months away! Plan to go!

The Catholic Writers Guild Conference (CWGC) has been a favorite event of mine over the years, and I’ve received so much encouragement by attending it. If you’re a Catholic writer, you’ll want to meet this group and draw on its wisdom, and add some of your own! This year’s conference will be focused on “Perseverance.”…

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