Category Archives: thankfulness

Praying in Color???

In my classroom (1st grade religious education) we work a lot on prayer. We Memorize traditional prayers The Our Father The Hail Mary The Glory Be The Sign of the Cross before meals before bed after waking We talk(alot) about … Continue reading

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the Church of Mercy by Pope Francis, a vision for the church

How does one review a book of homilies and letters? How does one comment on the words of the Pope? I will try. For the first time in my catholic life(about half my life) I have read homilies by the … Continue reading

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There’s something about fall….

Here in the Midwest we joke about too cold winters and too short summers we talk about our football and baseball we talk about strawberry season, apple season, pumpkin picking time We are one of the few areas of the … Continue reading

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Prayer- by memory?…Why?

Catholic or Protestant, we tend to know the “Our Father” and without question pray it. We pray it at our church services, we pray it before meals sometimes, we pray it at funerals and weddings. and no one questions how … Continue reading

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Making thankfulness a part of every thought.

Today is ______(fill in the blank) We can choose to focus on the horrors of the past or we can give thanks and praise to God for all the Blessings in our life We have only to look at our thermostat, to … Continue reading

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Religion and dealing with the unexpected:

No matter who we are No matter how the world defines us we experience change in our lives from literal deaths to losses of relationships to changes in health, status, wealth, job but one thing is constant: Hebrews 13:8 New … Continue reading

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So Long Farewell….final class of the year

It’s this point in the year that gets frustrating the children are getting antsy they’d rather be outside (as would I on some days) its the point in the year where I think I’m tired, I’m not sure I want … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

Western Society can be so presumptuous the world owes us other people owe us for what we do for what we say we have enough food in our personal pantries to feed several villages we have electricity, we aren’t ever … Continue reading

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