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28 08, 2017

More to Life by Stacie Orrico

By | 2017-08-28T14:09:47+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|0 Comments

It’s no secret that we live in a very consumerist culture.  Everywhere we go, someone is trying to convince us that we need “more.”  Our song this week expresses just how disenchanting our world can be.  We know in our minds that Jesus is most important, but how does that translate into our [...]

28 08, 2017

The Meaning of Mercy

By | 2017-08-28T14:17:05+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

In this week’s chapter, Kerry is seeking for a meaning of the word ‘mercy’ and what implications it has on her Lenten efforts.  She has decided to spend her Lent trying to accomplish the 7 Corporal Works of Mercy.  She mentions the following quote from St. Basil the Great as a possible meaning.  “The bread [...]

21 08, 2017

Back to school: a parent’s reflection and prayer

By | 2017-08-21T09:31:26+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|0 Comments

Back-to-school time stirs up so many thoughts and emotions in my family. I’m sure everyone has memories of their own back-to-school experiences as a child, some positive; some maybe not so great. I remember laying awake the night before the first day of school wondering who my teacher would be (we didn’t find out until [...]

21 08, 2017

One of Us by Joan Osborne

By | 2017-08-21T09:24:00+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|0 Comments

What would you do if Jesus Christ visited your home or workplace?  This question is posed to us by Joan Osborne in this week’s song.  We’ve all seen various pictures of Jesus with a beard and a robe or hanging on a crucifix.  I wonder what would happen if we saw Him and [...]

21 08, 2017

Mercy in the City

By | 2017-08-21T09:19:27+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

Welcome back to Thrift Store Saints!  The name of the blog will not be changing, but we are starting a new book this week titled Mercy in the City by Kerry Weber.  Kerry lives in New York City where she tells her stories of one Lent spent doing the Corporal Works of Mercy.  Kerry has [...]

14 08, 2017

Everything is Gift

By | 2017-08-14T13:12:55+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

This is our final chapter in Thrift Store Graces!  Jane focuses on the concept of gifts and how everyone, no matter who we are or where we’re from, is a gift to others.  The rich and the poor, the clergy and laity all have their gifts to share.  Jane talks about community and how the [...]