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7 08, 2017

Dorothy

By | 2017-08-07T10:41:41+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

Jane’s elderly friend and fellow volunteer, Dorothy, is the focus of this week’s chapter.  Five weeks ago, we read about Dorothy’s great gift of listening.  Today is about Jane saying goodbye to her friend for the last time.  Dorothy’s health continues to deteriorate.  Jane goes to visit her, noting that it's hard for her to [...]

7 08, 2017

Blessed by Martina McBride

By | 2017-08-07T10:26:06+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|0 Comments

We often hear the phrase “count your blessings”, especially in the month of November.  I don’t know about you, but I sometimes forget to thank God for all my blessings during the other 11 months of the year.  Martina McBride brings us back to center with a reminder about the little things in [...]

31 07, 2017

The Bare Necessities

By | 2017-07-31T09:03:21+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

In this week’s chapter, Jane tells the story of a woman who she has helped in the past.  The woman continues to fall on hard times including serious medical issues, but maintains an upbeat attitude through it all.  The disability benefit she has been waiting for will finally start coming in soon and she is [...]

24 07, 2017

Are you humble?

By | 2017-07-24T10:43:13+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Bite-Sized Faith for Parents, Blogs|0 Comments

In the Gospel reading for the 22nd Sunday in ordinary time, Jesus is invited to a banquet at a Pharisee's house, and there He observes people vying for the most prominent places at table (Lk 14:1, 7-14). In that time and culture, honor and shame were very important, so one's place at table was a [...]

24 07, 2017

The Gift of Joy

By | 2017-07-24T10:32:59+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Blogs, Thrift Store Saints|0 Comments

Back in Medjugorje, Jane is at the end of her trip and wants to climb Mt. Krizevac to pray the stations of the cross one last time.  She is determined to do so on her own, but meets crowds of people as she goes up the mountain.  A terrible headache makes it a painful experience. [...]

24 07, 2017

Everything by Lifehouse

By | 2017-07-24T10:28:38+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|0 Comments

This song by Lifehouse seems to capture a beautiful description of who God is and what it feels like to spend time with Him.  There are so many ways to describe a relationship with our Lord, but somehow the words “friend” and “father” seem incomplete.  I think that Lifehouse has found in this [...]

17 07, 2017

Love Broke Thru by Toby Mac

By | 2017-07-17T12:46:30+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Blogs, Ears of Faith|2 Comments

In the fall of 1999, a quiet, scared girl started high school.  An only child, her parents had been divorced for a few years and she had very little self-confidence.  She was the epitome of a wall flower.  During her junior year, she took a chance and signed up for a retreat called [...]