Tag: church

Reaching Out in Prayer

After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. – Matthew 14:24 Mass is prayer and is one of the most important ways to grow closer to God. Praying with community is important. However, personal prayer, spending time alone with Jesus, is also… Read More ›

The Light of My Life

I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness. – John 12:46 As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I lived in a world of darkness. There was not much about my childhood that makes me smile.  What I do remember was going to church…. Read More ›

Take Courage

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” – John 16:33 Have you ever been afraid to speak out about your faith? Neither one of my boys were afraid to speak out against abortion to a crowd of students at their school. I may have taught them about… Read More ›

A Christmas Gift

My mother is a deaconess in her Protestant church. She is also the organist. It is a very small congregation in a small church in a small New England town. Mom had been busier than usual this past advent. She was always running around, trying to do so much for so many. She was pretty… Read More ›

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