Faith, Family, and Fatherhood

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Monday September 25th

Luke 8:16-18

Like most, I struggle with keeping a daily prayer routine. The ways of life, family, and work make excuses readily available. Each day I wrestle with that small yet powerful voice that tells me I am either too busy to pray or that I can put it off until later. After defeating the temptation it seems almost ridiculous that I would even consider not diving into my...

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Co-workers in the Vineyard

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Co-workers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16 Entitlement mentality is what I think we could call it. It is this idea that if we have been doing good all along we should be entitled to more of a reward than the person who just recently began living a good and holy life. I believe it is a major consequence of original sin and very much tied to pride. No one is exempt from this pattern of behavior. My wife and I have a difficult time persuading our four-year-old to eat supper every night. It is simply one meal he doesn't care to eat. We use...

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Co-Workers in the Vineyard

Posted by James Hahn on

Matthew 20:1-16

Entitlement mentality is what I think we could call it. It is this idea that if we have been doing good all along we should be entitled to more of a reward than the person who just recently began living a good and holy life. I believe it is a major consequence of original sin and very much tied to pride. No one is exempt from this pattern of behavior.

My wife and I have a difficult...

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Healing Addictions through the Rosary

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Today, so many people are afflicted with addictions ranging from the simple to the serious.  There are addictions to sex, drugs, and alcohol as well as addictions to cell phones, food, and gossip.

In Rosary Meditations for help with Addictions, James M. Hahnlooks at the world of addiction through the lens of the Rosary. He examines how Mary's "yes" to God can help us counteract our "no" to God...

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On Seed & Soil

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On Seed & Soil

Feast of St. Pius of Pietrelcina (Saint Padre Pio) Luke 8:4-15 "...some seed fell on the path...other seed fell on rocky ground...some seed fell among thorns...some seed fell on rich soil..." The Path - A path is well worn, hard-packed, and impenetrable. Is this your heart? Have you had your share of pain in life and have now closed your heart to anything new, even if it is healing? Do you think others could see God lavishing seed upon you only to have it carried off by birds because there is no opening in your heart? This "ground" requires serious...

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