“Let’s begin in the beginning with the prologue to John’s Gospel (John 1:1-11). John is not talking about Jesus; he’s referring to Christ. I’m going to give you my own translation, which I think is a fair one. Instead of “Word,” which is taken from Greek philosophy’s Logos, I’m going to substitute the word “Blueprint,” because it’s really the same meaning. Logos is the inner blueprint.”
“What could be more familiar than the Christmas story – and yet what could be so extraordinary? Allow your Christmas to become new all over again in Scott Hahn’s book, Joy to the World. Dr. Hahn sheds light on the most important element of the Christmas story—the Holy Family — examining the characters and the story in light of biblical and historical context in an extraordinary way that will change your Christmas, this year and forever.” I have linked to a summary of the book – but you can purchase the book at amazon.ca.
“My Other Self uses the methodology of Jesus (in first person 'I') having conversations with the author whom Jesus addresses as my other self (which can also be the reader).” This is a beautiful book. The first lines are: ‘My dearest friend, I am overjoyed to see you. I am with you speaking to you and listening to you.’ You can download the book for free from the link above in openlibrary.org or purchase it through any book retailer. It is a wonderful book to read – particularly as we enter Advent.
“My Catholic Life! offers daily reflections, meditations and prayers focused on the Gospel of the day, the gift of Divine Mercy, our Lord’s Passion, our Blessed Mother, the saint of the day, feasts of the liturgical year, daily Mass readings and much more! Below are links to various resources to inspire you on a daily basis.”
“How To Pray The Rosary Everyday was created to encourage you, the average person to pray the Rosary everyday, enabling you to find peace and serenity in your life.” This website was a great find! I particularly like the Rosary booklets for each of the mysteries – with bible reflections for each decade.
“God shows his love, not with great speeches, but with simple, tender acts of charity, Pope Francis said. "When Jesus wants to teach us how a Christian should be, he tells us very little," the pope said, but he shows people by feeding the hungry and welcoming the stranger.” Google ‘small acts of kindness’ and find all kinds of examples!
“Be still and know that I am God. Scripture assures us that if we are still we will come to know God, but arriving at stillness is easier said than done. As Blaise Pascal once stated, “All the miseries of the human person come from the fact that no one can sit still for one hour.” Achieving stillness seems beyond us and this leaves us with a certain dilemma, we need stillness to find God, but we need God’s help to find stillness.”
“Inky Johnson, who played safety at Tennessee, was projected to be a first-round NFL draft pick. But that dream evaporated when Johnson suffered a life-changing injury that left his right arm paralyzed. Since then, Johnson has turned his story into one of triumph to encourage and uplift those around him. His testimony shows us that the things that happen in life are not designed to stop us but to reposition us so we can come in contact for what God really has for us.” Very powerful video.
“When God chisels the dead weight out of our lives it can be quite painful. In one of their most requested skits, Tommy and Eddie give a very creative look at a typical believer having to go through the process of discipline.” This skit is an older one – but one of their best!
“Francis of Assisi was a poor little man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of self-importance.”