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Four Goal-Setting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

July 16, AD2014 2 Comments
Four Goal-Setting Mistakes and How to Correct Them

I’ve always been one to regularly make and write goals. I hoped my diligence naturally gave me an edge on the life and biz success track. Having goals has certainly helped, but goal setting is a learned art and science. The power of goals comes from activating and uniting your unconscious mind that influences 95% […]

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Creatio ex Nihilo: Theology versus (?) Physics*

July 15, AD2014 17 Comments
Creatio ex Nihilo: Theology versus (?) Physics*

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.” Gen 1:1-2 (KJV) “The laws of nature themselves tells us that not only can the universe have […]

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Sam-I-Am and the New Evangelization

July 15, AD2014 0 Comments
Sam-I-Am and the New Evangelization

For several years now we have been hearing about the New Evangelization. It seems to mean different things to different people. There are some who view it as the fruit of Cardinal Ratzinger’s 1969 statement, “The church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning.” Since Cardinal Ratzinger […]

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The God Workout: Why Gyms and Hymns are Suffering The Same Fate

July 14, AD2014 7 Comments
The God Workout: Why Gyms and Hymns are Suffering The Same Fate

Christ warned us that following Him is heavy lifting, but that the ultimate prize of eternal salvation is worth the effort. Apparently, fewer and fewer people want to do heavy lifting, either in church or at the gym because, in case you have not noticed, gyms and churches suffer from the same problem of missing […]

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It Is Good That You Exist

July 12, AD2014 25 Comments
It Is Good That You Exist

I have been reading Elizabeth Scalia’s blog for a year or so now and she always gets me thinking. Lately she has repeated the words of Pope Benedict, “It is good that you exist,” which had me thinking about how many of us long to hear those words. Most people hear those words, maybe not […]

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The Benefits of Talking to Your Family About Death

July 12, AD2014 7 Comments
The Benefits of Talking to Your Family About Death

My family has never been one to shy away from talking about death. A number of factors contributed to that being a normal part of the fabric of our family, and my late husband used to have something he would say regularly. He would reference his wishes for his eventual death by saying, “I hope I […]

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God Only Helps Whom?

July 11, AD2014 7 Comments
God Only Helps Whom?

Have you ever heard the story of the man who prayed that God would save him in a flood? He stood on top of his roof, praying that God would save him. Three different rescue teams tried, and when each asked if he was okay and offered to bring him to safety, he turned them […]

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Spouse-Sexual

July 11, AD2014 6 Comments
Spouse-Sexual

There is a lot of talk about “heterosexual” and “homosexual” out there. They are terms and notions so causally tossed around that to question them is the ultimate social sin. However, I would say that in general these terms are used as cookie-cutter categories to justify a “fate” view of sexuality or to reduce sexuality […]

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You Can’t Out-Give God

July 10, AD2014 1 Comment
You Can’t Out-Give God

Of all the “alls” of God—all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, all-just, all-merciful—one “all” that you experience every day is that He is “all-generous.”  He gives you everything – your family, your friends, your earthly goods, your life, your future, your very self. And give back to Him what you might, you cannot out-give God. At Cana, they […]

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The Secret to Converting Your Friends and Family

July 10, AD2014 12 Comments
The Secret to Converting Your Friends and Family

There’s someone out there you want to see safely home in the Catholic Church, right? Someone you know would be the next St. Augustine, if he found truth and decided to work for truth for the rest of his life.  You’ve been evangelizing to him by buying books and videos, posting articles on social media, […]

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Pessimism, Optimism, Hope and Change

July 10, AD2014 21 Comments
Pessimism, Optimism, Hope and Change

Over my lifetime, I have been called many things, some of which are printable. Within the last six years’ worth of blogging, I’ve had a little mud slung at me, which if nothing else proves I can occasionally write well enough to provoke a reaction, and maybe even a thought, in those who disagree with me. However, […]

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A Father’s Blessing

July 9, AD2014 7 Comments
A Father’s Blessing

My daughter entered a local monastery to start off on her path in life as a cloistered Carmelite nun. Since she was a little girl, I have always sensed she would one day become a nun. She is only 19 years old, very beautiful inside and out, and a joy who will be greatly missed […]

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Spiritual Sisterhood

July 9, AD2014 1 Comment
Spiritual Sisterhood

Girlfriends play a significant role in the lives of young women. This spiritual sisterhood, as I like to call it, is irreplaceable as women encounter the many joys and challenges that come by the very nature of entering adulthood in a broken world. The women in our lives hold us up when we fall, laugh […]

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