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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 [...]

7 08, 2017


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 [...]