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(- Mother Teresa)

Wow, this summer has been such a blessing, such a learning experience, and SO MUCH FUN! The best part is, it’s not quite over yet! :D

Recently, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to a collegiate program for 2 weeks. I met a fantastic group of young people, who quickly grew to be friends. They range from sophomores in high school to newly-graduated-from-college adults. Many of whom, are devoutly Catholic, in a more traditional sense. I learned something from each of them, Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Serving Others (A Paper I Wrote For English)

Before I share this paper, I want to acknowledge that all Christians are called to serve others. Since I am a Catholic, I wrote it in a Catholic viewpoint, but serving others is applicable to all Christian denominations.

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Most people call it ‘volunteering’.  I like to call it ‘serving others’.  Being a Catholic, serving others is deeply rooted in my faith, and something my parents always taught me. I’ve spent countless hours in the past couple years just volunteering my time for absolutely no other reason than to live out my faith and Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon A-HA! What You Need To Know About Prayer

“You know how to pray.”

Recently, I was given this humbling compliment from someone I admire a lot. It sounds pretty straight forward, but I wondered how they meant it, and I reflected upon it sporadically throughout the day.  I have no way of knowing exactly what this person did mean, or where they were coming from when it was said. But while it was a positive comment, it sure got me thinking about what I felt I needed to do to improve the way I prayed. I’ll be honest; I should definitely work on not getting distracted during bedtime prayers, or while praying after receiving the Eucharist, and I really should spend more time with my Bible. But while I mentally chastised myself, I experienced an ‘A-HA!’ moment of my own.

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PostHeaderIcon Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media

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Social media can be a tricky part of our lives. In our need to ‘share’ everything, sometimes we become a little mindless…and the fact that we are hiding behind screens sure doesn’t help! So here is my list of  basic Do’s and Don’ts of social media: Read the rest of this entry »

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Brother Philip MacNeil

I met Brother Philip through my parish, during the process of getting our new church building ready for its’ Dedication. He and others from his community Read the rest of this entry »

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Pontius Pilate. During the Lenten season, but especially on Good Friday, I like to reflect on the example he shows us. His character and his personality is so complicated, and the role he plays during Jesus’ trial is almost mystifying.

Here he is, a man of power. In charge of a large piece of Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Brightening Your Inner Light: Part 2

**NOTE: This post is the second and last of a two-part series. This one is for the guys, but if you’re a girl, I encourage you to read it anyway!
It may help you better understand how a guy of Christ should act.**

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Titus 1. It’s not as popular as it’s female counterpart, but it’s important just the same! Also, Titus 1 is very Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Brightening Your Inner Light: Part 1

**NOTE: This post is the first of a two-part series. This one is for the girls, but if you’re a guy, I encourage you to read it anyway!
It may help you better understand how a girl of God should act.**

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The ‘Proverbs 31 girl’…I don’t think I’ve ever heard that term until I joined Twitter’s vast Christian Anon community. Everywhere I looked, I saw comments such as these from girls:

“I want to be a Proverbs 31 girl!”

“Trying to be the girl I was created to be. #Proverbs31″ 

“I thought I was grown up enough, but looks like I have more growing to do. #Proverbs31Girl”

Or comments such as these from the guys: Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon 30 Facts About Me

In an effort to let all my readers get to know me better, I decided I was going to do a fun blog post with 30 facts that you may or may not know about me.  I got the idea from Twitter, when a bunch of people I follow got #30FactsAboutMe Read the rest of this entry »

PostHeaderIcon Six Whole Days

Six Whole Days

A Fictional Short Story by Alexis Grace

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 It had been a tough week, and nothing seemed to be going the way I needed it to. It was nothing terrible; just the ordinary happenings of everyday life. As I ran along the banks of a nearby stream, I found a log and sat down to look over the past week.  

It started with a big fight with my parents, which resulted with me being grounded because I completely lost my temper. Being grounded meant Read the rest of this entry »