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Pause and Pray

Staying Connected

Dec 4, 2021 Pause+Pray
Our brothers and sisters can be some of the greatest blessings in our lives, but can also cause us pain. Whichever reality we are experiencing right now, God desires to listen and to be present to our concerns for our siblings.

Pulling in Tandem with Jesus

Dec 3, 2021 Pause+Pray
Oxen have been used in farming for a very long time to pull plows and tractors. When Jesus tells us to “take my yoke upon you and learn from me,” he is saying he wants to help carry our heavy burdens in life.

Embrace the Quiet

Dec 2, 2021 Pause+Pray
We are surrounded by so much noise on a daily basis. Some of it is unavoidable, some of it is self-imposed. It’s almost as if we’re afraid of the quiet.

Rivers of Justice

Dec 1, 2021 Pause+Pray
Dorothy Day was a social activist, pacifist, Catholic worker, and peacemaker. She lived at a time that reflected social injustice against others, and she actively refused to fade into all the noise.

God’s Whispers

Nov 30, 2021 Pause+Pray
By her mid-30s, Sister Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997) had a track record as a leader, overseeing a community of Indian women religious affiliated with her community and serving as a school principal.

Shining Like Stars in the World

Nov 29, 2021 Pause+Pray
The apostle Paul counsels the Philippians to shine like stars in the world, reflecting God’s love in their values and behavior (Phil 2:15).

The Hopeful Season of Advent

Nov 28, 2021 Pause+Pray
In today’s Gospel reading from Luke (21:25), Jesus tells his disciples about the coming of the Son of Man in some rather chilling terms: “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.”

Consider the Pieces of a Puzzle

Nov 27, 2021 Pause+Pray
The puzzle piece I carry with me today will remind me to search for a good fit no matter what the day's experiences bring.

Praying for Our Families

Nov 26, 2021 Pause+Pray
Family can encompass friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Sometimes a kind word is all that’s required to strengthen family bonds.