Encounters with Christ: 39 People Share Their Stories

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This month the Patheos Book Club is featuring James Stuart Bell's Encountering Jesus: Modern-Day Stories of His Supernatural Presence and Power.I'm a fan of books crammed full of stories--that is, books that you can read, one chapter at a time, in the light of a single lamp before you drift off to sleep for the night. That's how I read Encountering Jesus: a little at a time, and I did enjoy the 39 stories of faith restored, visions confirmed, prayers answered.But something bothered me. … [Read more...]

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A Paraprosdokian That Christians Can Live By

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Thank you once again to my dear husband, Deacon Jerry Schiffer, for giving me permission to repost his homily for this, the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B). *     *     *     *     *A Paraprosdokian That Christians Can Live By  by Deacon Jerry Schiffer  I learned a new word this week that I thought I would share with you -- “Paraprosdokian.”A paraprosdokian is a saying or figure of speech with an ending that makes you stop and think.Like:“Knowledge is knowi … [Read more...]

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Dear Everyone: STOP BITCHING. STOP COMPLAINING.

By Jessica Flavin from London area, England (Anger Controlls Him) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Look at those Christians, how they love, er,  shove one another! I don't know about you, but I've been demoralized lately by the constant harping and haranguing that goes on in the Catholic blogosphere. Consider the Duggars: A large Christian family brings their message of family values to the small screen, and social media erupts with screaming voices. "What responsible parent would expose their children to public scrutiny like that?" they demand to know. The Duggars welcome a large family … [Read more...]

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