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Pastoral Pearls: God's Comma

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Never place a period where God places a comma. ~ Anonymous       You always pass failure on the way to success ~ Anonymous I found it very intriguing this morning when two completely separate quote sources I went to when I started my day basically said the same...

Pastoral Pearls: Communion

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When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary - a joy, a fragrance, a well-being that thrills the whole body and causes it to exalt. ~ John Vianney Receiving Holy Eucharist connects us intimately with Christ’s great love and sacrifice for us. John...

Pastoral Pearls: National Celebration of Life Day

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Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own. ~ Pope Francis January 22 is National Celebration of Life Day!  This day is a reminder that each child and each life is to be held as a precious gift with the highest...

Pastoral Pearls: I Give to You My Day

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“I Give to You My Day, for You are Truth and Way. Guide me and help me see your will, your Love for me, Lord set your Spirit free in me.” ~ MaryPat Potts I wrote this as a constant reminder to myself of how much I need to depend on – lean into – God. It’s easy to...

Pastoral Pearls: See All Their Magic

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To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.”  ~ Anonymous I remember the feeling when I was growing up, when the mother of my best friend told me how bright and creative she thought I was. My mouth fell open, my eyes widened, a...

Pastoral Pearls: Looking for Potential

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“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential." ~ Ellen Goodman I kind of...

Pastoral Pearls: Peace on Earth

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Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day. ~ Helen Steiner Rice  This is my Christmas Challenge. How can I live “Christmas” every day? Let’s see… Christmas is light ~ I can perhaps brighten someone’s day with a smile and kind...

Pastoral Pearls: Joy in the Third Week of Advent

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"Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love with which you can catch souls." "A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love." "Loving as He loves..." ~ St. Therese of Calcutta from  Malcolm Muggeridge, Something Beautiful for God, Harper...

Pastoral Pearls: Don't Miss the Tulips

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We get so caught up weeding the yard that we completely miss the tulips that nature gives us for a few precious weeks. We postpone joy. ~ Amit Sood, The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living It’s that time of year again! Filled with anticipation and celebration, yet...

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