Relax, Regroup, Refocus

Our guest blogger is Teresa Tomeo, syndicated talk show host, motivational speaker, and author of Walk Softly and Carry a Great Bag: On-the-Go Devotions. Today’s modern American woman is the queen of multitasking—juggling, jobs, children’s homework, housework, church commitments, social...

Jean Vanier: The One I Reject Is the One Who Heals Me

The following is an excerpt from Jean Vanier’s new book The Gospel of John, The Gospel of Relationship, published by Franciscan Media. We are all filled with fears, prejudices, and wounds. We are afraid of our own limits, fragility, and mortality. We are afraid of those who are different, of people...

The Psalms: Prayer In God’s Own Words

Some people seem to have an almost natural love for the Psalms. They find their sentiments, desires, joys, sorrows expressed in ways with which they can identify. This is true even though the culture of ancient times is so different. My purpose in this look at the Psalms is to help people to grow in...

When Love Goes Wrong

When I decided to write a book about the experience of shame and Christian spiritual growth, I didn’t talk about it much. Too negative, too discouraging—these were the reactions I figured I’d get. But I was wrong. Instead, I’ve been amazed, mildly startled actually, by the consistently constructive,...

Our Belief in God

Today we welcome guest blogger Jim Van Vurst, OFM, who writes A Friar’s E-spirations. In his lifetime, Jesus’ mission was not about building himself up. He came to love and to save every human being. And he would do that no matter what the cost—even death on the cross. He worked all of his public...

How to Discipline Teens

Our guest blogger is Roy Petitfils, author of What Teens Want You to Know (but won’t tell you).  I once watched a teacher whom I knew didn’t really like teenagers try to discipline a classroom of high school students, telling them she really loved them and cared about them, and that she was doing...

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