What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving? What are you on your knees for as you look back at 2016? The early English settlers in Plymouth were on their knees in 1621 for an abundant harvest that assured them they wouldn’t starve during the coming winter. The first Thanksgiving set the tone down through the years for an “attitude of gratitude” that we will once … Continue reading Give Me A Grateful Heart O Lord!
Terry Barber the founder of St. Josephs’ Communication and Lighthouse Catholic Media has written a book called “How to Share Your Faith With Anyone”. In chapter eight, he lays out ten rules for evangelization that he has practiced successfully for many years. He considers them tried and true, proven effective rules to make your effort at sharing the faith more faithful. Here they are: Thou … Continue reading Sharing Your Faith with Everyone: The Ten Commandments of Evangelization
Not quite what you were expecting, right? Women of Faith, a small faith sharing group is currently reading this book. The pages are filled with humor and gripping stories about women who are saints, some saints in the making and still others who ought to be saints. The common denominator is the amazing way they rose out of the ordinary circumstances to commit acts of … Continue reading A Book Report for All Saints Day: My BadAss Book of Saints by Maria Johnson
In the reading from the Book of Exodus 17;8-13, we see Moses standing with arms upraised at the gates of the promised land. He and his people are involved in a fierce battle to win this land which the Lord promised them. He stands on a high hill overlooking the battlefield with the “staff of God” in his hand. The very staff that parted the … Continue reading Persistent Prayer! Does It Work?