Monthly Archives: February 2012

We Give Thanks

We thank you, God, that we have lived in this great world and known its many joys. For all of life, we give you thanks. Remembering the song of birds, the strong, sweet scent of hay, and cooling breezes in … Continue reading

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The City of Everywhere

There is a story by Hugh Price Hughes titled, “The City of Everywhere.” In this story a man arrives in a city one cold morning. As he gets off the train, he sees that the station is like any other … Continue reading

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Hearts on Fire Updates

1. Notes from my homily for the First Sunday of Lent are posted. 2. Yesterday included the 25,000th “hit” since June 8, 2012. 3. Additions have been made to A Prayer Anthology and Must Reads. Thanks for your prayers and … Continue reading

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For a New Beginning by John O’Donohue

In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge. For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside … Continue reading

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A Lenten Psalm and Litany

Litany for Lent O Christ, out of your fullness we have all received grace upon grace. You are our eternal hope; you are patient and full of mercy; you are generous to all who call upon you. Save us, Lord. … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Wonder Words

English is a marvelous and rich language.  Yet native speakers seldom pause to consider its weird vocabulary.  Coming from different countries and cultures and meandering the halls of history many English words now seem to have paradoxical definitions.  These are … Continue reading

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Why pray? Here are ten reasons by Ben Myers

Why pray? Here are ten reasons: 1. Our Father who art in heaven Because without prayer there is only – myself. Between the heaven of prayer and the hell of the self there is no middle way. The more I … Continue reading

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The Choice is Yours

Moses said to the people: “Today I have set before you life and prosperity, death and doom. If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God, which I enjoin on you today, loving him, and walking in his ways, … Continue reading

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TODAY IS Ash Wednesday 

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Christians have always observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection. It became a custom of the Church to prepare for Easter by a season of penitence, fasting and prayer. … Continue reading

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Coins and Shoes – The Golden Rule

A young man, a student in one of our universities, was one day taking a walk with a professor, who was commonly called the students’ friend, from his kindness to those who waited on his instructions. As they went along, … Continue reading

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