joy

Keep the Joy of the Easter Octave Alive!

Easter is not just a day, but a season! We’re in the middle of the Easter Octave… on our way to Mercy Sunday! Turn up the volume on your favorite hymns and rejoice! Here’s one that moves me! Or that oldie accapella one I posted from last Sunday, “Be Ye Glad”… Oh yes, I love…

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This makes me think… Nothing makes sense unless God wants us in heaven to share his joy.

God created us only so that we could share in His joy. It is were not true God created us so that we could share eternally in His Life, existence would have absolutely no meaning; the world would be absurd. It is only in faith in the intentions of God’s love that the world finds…

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This makes me think… quotes from St Philip Neri

Short effective prayers of St Philip Neri: “Jesus, be a Jesus to me.”  “I cannot love you unless you help me, my Jesus.”  “My Jesus, if you want me, cut the fetters that keep me from you.” Good advice from him: “Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore, the…

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The Pink Candle and other Musings – from my Patheos archives…

To the uninitiated, that pink candle at church makes no sense from a decorating point of view. It throws off the symmetry of the other three purple candles in the Advent wreath. Yet, it immediately draws attention. A common sight in Advent, the pink or rose candle lit on the Third Sunday is a harbinger,…

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Among Women 177: Kitty Cleveland’s new Jazz album – Blue Skies

This special edition of Among Women features the vocal gifts of Kitty Cleveland. This week I’m privileged to share in celebrating the debut of Kitty’s new jazz album, Blue Skies. This ninth album covers great jazz standards and this show features several tracks from the album as well as Kitty’s commentary. Kitty Cleveland is a popular Catholic artist and speaker….

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Among Women Podcast #153: Joy!

This week’s episode is a special edition of Among Women, where we depart from our normal format and take time to consider a subject more in depth, with input from our listening audience. In this episode I spend some time sharing on the subject of joy, and how J.O.Y. is an acronym for a Christian…

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The F.U.N. Quotient… spontaneous joy!

Assignment Advent: Now, go make somebody happy today! Commit a random act of kindness!

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This makes me think… about how full my joy tank is…

Bartimaeus, on regaining his sight from Jesus, joined the crowd of disciples, which must certainly have included others like him, who had been healed by the Master.  New evangelizers are like that: people who have had the experience of being healed by God, through Jesus Christ.  And characteristic of them all is a joyful heart…

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