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Remembering Jesus through a fragrant aroma–reflections on Ephesians 4

Remembering Jesus through a fragrant aroma–reflections on Ephesians 4

In looking over the readings from today’s lectionary, I just had to share this lovely excerpt from Ephesians 4: “Brothers and sisters: Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ. Be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed […]

Name a fish and win a donation to your favorite charity!

Name a fish and win a donation to your favorite charity!

How would you like to win $250 to be given to your favorite charity? It’s as simple as naming a fish! Good friend, author and Catholicmom.com founder Lisa Hendey wants you to name the goldfish gracing the cover of her soon-to-be-released book, The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living. Just for entering, you […]

October 18 Gospel reflection: receiving our marching orders

October 18 Gospel reflection: receiving our marching orders

Previously published on Catholicmom.com October 18 – Luke 10:1-9 Jesus gives explicit instructions to the apostles as they go forth as evangelists for the first time: Carry nothing with you and greet no one along the way (in other words, remain unattached to people and possessions and do not be distracted; remain focused on the […]

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

Words that Transform – God can speak to you through your library books

This is my monthly column for The Catholic Free Press and Catholicmom.com.  * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Words have power. Through prayer, guidance and meditation, the Bible can change lives. While God speaks most directly through his Word, […]

Autumn at Rocky Pond in central Massachusetts

Autumn at Rocky Pond in central Massachusetts

80 degrees. No wind. A few wispy clouds. Colors popping out all over. Perfect conditions for perhaps the final kayak trip of the season. Enjoy the views. A glimpse of heaven. Join Susan Bailey’s Email List (special surprises just for you!) to subscribe to this blog. Follow Susan Bailey, Author, Speaker, Musician on Facebook and […]

Free online writing retreat being offered by Loyola Press author Vinita Hampton Wright

Free online writing retreat being offered by Loyola Press author Vinita Hampton Wright

Whether you are a published author, an aspiring author or someone who just loves writing in your diary or journal, I highly recommend this free week-long writing retreat offered by Vinita Hampton Wright of Loyola Press. You can subscribe to receive the posts in your email by clicking here. Each day you will receive writing […]

September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 Gospel reflection: how lavishly do we love?

September 18 – Luke 7:36-50 How much she loved Jesus! She might have seen him preaching on the mount when He told the crowd that the poor in spirit were blessed. Blessed. No one had ever said that to her before.This vibrant preacher drew her to Him like a magnet. His words shone a bright […]

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