Favorite Quotes from the Joy of the Gospel


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As I mentioned in my Journal Monday, I’m reading The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis and I’m really enjoying it. I am actually surprised with how much I like it. I think a lot of people would really like it too, even non Catholics. In fact, I bet some non Catholics might even enjoy what […]

March 2, 2014

CHOOSE to Respond with Love {Five-Minute Friday}


Random

Five-Minute Friday word: CHOOSE [Go:] So much of life, what happens to us, what we allow to happen, is about what we choose.  Even when things happen that we have absolutely no control over, we still have to choose how we react to it.  Someone somewhere said something like,  It’s not so much about what happens to us, but how we choose to react and respond to […]

February 28, 2014

Praying, Thinking, Reading, Watching {Journal}


Book Review, Books, Journal, Movie Review

Monday, February 24,  Praying about – A friend from our parish who is an amazing woman, wife, and mother of 10 children. She’s been battling breast cancer and received results this weekend that show she has chemo-induced leukemia. 🙁 🙁 They didn’t give her very high “survival” odds but they are still going to do […]

February 25, 2014

Turn the other Cheek?


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Today’s Sunday Gospel reading is the one where Jesus talks about “turning the other cheek.” I never really understood what that meant and it used to really baffle me. Like, what? Why would I let them hit me again? Then I watched Fr. Robert Barron explain it in his Catholicism series and understand it better. I looked […]

February 23, 2014

Love Small {Five Minute Friday}


Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday Word: Small GO: When I think of the word small  I think of me and how unfathomably small I am compared to the vast universe. And yet, though I seem insignificant compared to all of existence and the time that has come before me and is yet to come, I know that even […]

February 21, 2014