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  • Love is Firm and Tough

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    Love is not always meek and mild. Sometimes love is firm and tough, but it is no less love. Consider Jesus' response to the money changers in the temple. They had turned from prayer to profit and Jesus did not sit idly by. When certain men turned religion into racketeering,…

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  • The Missing Ingredient – Love

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    You cannot have an intimate marriage without communication, for one simple reason: only you know you. The word intimacy comes from the Latin word intimus meaning ‘inner'. Therefore, intimacy comes from sharing the ‘inner person' – your thoughts, feelings, and desires. You are the only one who knows what is…

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  • He Leadeth Me

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    4/3/17 The other morning I got quite a boost when I downloaded the song “He Leadeth Me” by the Martins. It was so perfect, their soothing harmonies filling my heart. I had just listened to the Christian comedian Mark Lowry, who makes us feel good with all his goofy stories…

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  • Oh I Just Love That!

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    Oh how I love chocolate almond Hershey bars. Yum! I also love my husband Ned’s cooking and rainbows and the sweet smell of creosote that fills the southern Arizona air after a desert rain. I love watching Fr. Dowling mysteries with my Ned or watching our two-year-old granddaughter Kai dance…

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  • What is Family?

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    A long time ago I heard the expression, "treat your family like friends and your friends like family.” That really stuck with me and I began to wonder if my friends saw how I treat family what would they think? If my family saw how I treat my friends what…

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  • Can U Do It?

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    When I was a little girl I used to dream of becoming a Maryknoll nun. I would see myself all dressed up in a habit with my sleeves rolled up, giving life-saving shots of medicine to long lines of children. I would hug each one and tell them how much…

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  • Leaning Into the Sun

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    My dear friend Liz gave me an aluminum plant for my birthday this year. I put it in our prayer room and set it on the window seat ledge. I have never ever seen a plant react toward the sun like this tiny plant does. Within an hour all the…

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  • The Treasure Chest

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    When you were a child did you ever hope to find a treasure chest, dig it up and find handfuls of beautiful glittering jewels of priceless worth? I did and I knew if I did I would give them to my mom and we would be rich and she would…

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  • How Merry is Your Heart?

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    One of my favorite scriptures in the world is Proverbs 17:22: “A merry heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” I did not feel like being merry the other day my heart was heavy. I had attended a dear friend’s anniversary party and loved seeing…

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  • Where are the Blessings?

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    Woman to Woman recently aired a very special show about blessing your family. Dr. John Trent is the co-author of “The Blessing,” a book that sold over one million copies. When he was the recent guest on our show we talked about his new book, “30 Ways a Mother Can…

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