Monthly Archives: August 2016

Suffering

Suffering is always difficult to take.  When that suffering arises out of the disbelief of friends or family members it can seem as almost unbearable.  Yet, as Paul tells us, we glorify the Lord by our faith, even when it … Continue reading

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Discipline

Do we realize that becoming a mature disciple of Jesus requires discipline in addition to faith?  Discipline leads us to accept the correction we receive through prayer and study of scripture. Brothers and sisters, You have forgotten the exhortation addressed to you … Continue reading

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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Most of us have heard of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, but know few details of his remarkable life.  Here is a brief summary from Catholic Online: St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church, was born of noble parentage in Burgundy, France … Continue reading

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Love the Lord Your God

The greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind.  I’m left wondering if I have ever truly followed this commandment.  Maybe I’m the only one, but somehow I doubt it. When the Pharisees heard … Continue reading

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No Half Measures

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The Dark Valley

At some point all of us walk in the dark valley. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures he gives me repose; Beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul. He guides me … Continue reading

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Who Then Can Be Saved?

The disciples were astonished to hear Jesus tell them that it is exceedingly difficult for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven.  After all, it was a common belief in the first century that the wealthy were favored … Continue reading

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