Children Learn and Live

Children Learn What They Live

Children Learn and Live: Children Learn What They Live… a poem became aware of this poem at a time that was exactly what I needed to see and read. Oftentimes, upon reflecting on my past and how far I have come, I continue to read this poem reminding me there are many less fortunate than myself. It reinforces my gratefulness for another day and the gift to be responsible and…

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The Eucharist

In receiving the Eucharist, we are given the gifts of grace and the Real presence of Jesus Christ. The Eucharist is a form of nourishment in which we are graced with the interior renewal of body, mind and soul. I believe the Eucharist is God’s gift to mankind with the institution of the Last Supper through his only begotten Son. This reenactment of the Last Supper at each mass…

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Power of Prayer

Children Learn What They Live... Love, Hate, Acceptance

Power of prayer… it’s real and potent. Praying is something we can all do alone or with others. Prayer can consist of a single word or a phrase, “help” or “God, please help me”. To put it simply, prayer is a form of personal communication with God (talking and listening). When I pray today, it is with less expectation and more about acceptance of the outcome. I seek the…

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Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior

Jesus Christ… who is he exactly? What I know of Jesus I learned from research, reading the Bible, attending mass and sharing with friends. I was aware of the teachings of Jesus at an early age and  taught about Jesus Christ and the Blessed trinity. It wasn’t until I was much older did I realize that Christ is not just about religion, but also that of faith, hope and…

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Where Does God Belong?

Where Does God Belong?

Where does God belong in our world today? I believe God belongs wherever he chooses to belong and he doesn’t need my permission to “belong” anywhere. In the grand scheme of things, I’m here on borrowed time, a visitor while spending my time here on earth. Ultimately, when visit here ends my spiritual journey will bring me to my next step… to God. U.S. laws may legally ban Christian…

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Faith

Faith is believing in something without requiring proof (i.e. – faith is the way of holding onto what we hope for, being certain of what we cannot see — Hebrews 11:1). One can have faith in: Faith in God Faith in people (such as skills or abilities) Faith in things (personal causes or nature) Concerning people, it is easier for me to base my faith on trusting in the abilities…

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Blessed Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin Mary gave birth to Jesus while remaining a virgin as mentioned in the birth narratives of Matthew 1:18-23 and Luke 1:26-35. Mary is also oftentimes referred to as the Mother of Jesus and Mother of God. God’s own Son was conceived in her womb by the Holy spirit, her spouse. Jesus became her Son, and she became his Mother making her the Mother of God. As…

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