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The World, the Flesh, the Devil and St. Augustine

Meditations

The World, the Flesh, the Devil and St. Augustine

The World, the Flesh, and the Devil. A meditation on the Confessions of Saint Augustine and how it applies today. THE STRUGGLE The most famous quote from Saint Augustine would have to be, “…our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”  But what is it that causes this restlessness?  Why is man constantly restless and seeking that rest which is found in God alone?  This restlessness is caused by the tension that comes from the irresistible magnetic draw towards our Creator and the base desires of the flesh.  Since the first sin of Adam, the struggle has been present...

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Turn it Off

Family Farm Life Simple Life

Turn it Off

(originally posted in 2006 but nothing has changed much) No more Idiot Box Our family recently moved out of a one-bedroom apartment and into our new home.  We had lived in the apartment for more than five years and with three boys under five-years-old it was starting to get a little cramped.   My parents gave us some property and we began to build the home of our dreams.  My father-in-law and I built the basement one block at a time.  My father installed the plumbing, heating and cooling while I installed the electric, primed, and painted.   We moved...

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The Lord's Easy Yoke

Matthew Meditations Scripture

The Lord's Easy Yoke

Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus This is one of those Scripture passages that makes me stop, re-read, pray through it, and in the end still not understand fully what is being said. With the first verse I am all excited. After all I need rest, I labour, and sometimes I feel like I'm being crushed by my load - my work, family, and other activites. However, as I read on I hear two mentions of a yoke. I know that a yoke is used to tie beasts of burden to farm or work implements. So, my question...

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1st Communion Gift Package Giveaway

Books Communion Giveaway

1st Communion Gift Package Giveaway

We'll be giving away this wonderful 1st Communion Gift Package on Divine Mercy Sunday.  Get details and enter on our homepage.  Look for the little "WIN" logo on the top right of your screen when you get there....Good Luck! The Package includes: 1) Handcrafted Cord-Knot Navy 1st Communion Rosary 1) copy of A Visit to Church: A Picture Journey 1) copy of The Mass Explained for Kids 1) copy of How to Pray the Rosary for Children 1) Holy Card

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Into the Night

John Lent2017 Poetry Scripture

Into the Night

Wednesday of Holy Week John 13:21-33, 36-38 The sadness of Christ for the coming sin this one shared his table his cup, once a friend. Betrayal, deceit, and lies who is it Lord? surely, it is not I One who sits and sups one who witnessed all one who values passing things one who Satan calls Betrayal, deceit, and lies who is it Lord? surely, it is not I. Upon his breast his beloved this morsel do you see to him whom I give one last attempt a friend to be. Betrayal, deceit, and lies who is it Lord? surely,...

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