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Investing Your Trust

Reflect It’s easy to misplace our trust. Many people can be so convincing, and we put undue hope in them—a smooth-talking acquaintance, a telephone scammer,

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Solitude, then Conversion

Reflect According to St. Bonaventure, once, after St. Francis happened upon a leper, and a sense of revulsion turned to compassion, he felt light and

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Waiting, Waiting

Reflect “The Lord is good to those who wait for him.”—Nahum 1:7a Waiting. It can be so hard! We carefully plan out timetables, make out

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The Fruits of Prayer

Our prayers—whether for our adult children, grandchildren, siblings, spouses, parents, nieces, or nephews—will bear fruit. Perhaps not the exact fruit we would like to see, but God will hear and answer the prayers in his way and in his time frame. 

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Places for Prayer

Reflect St. Francis often felt compelled to pull away from the busyness of the world, to find a place and time of quiet and prayerful

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Conflict and Connection

Reflect The sainted sisters from Bethany, Martha and Mary, tend to remind many of us of tension between the two. Martha stressed while working hard

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