Jolt of Faith

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude

As we come together to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's a wonderful opportunity to ponder, "How can we cultivate an attitude of gratitude?" One practice, recommended to me by a spiritual director years ago, has made a profound impact on my life, and I'd like to share it...

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How building a gratuitous attitude can make you happier

As November unfolds, our thoughts naturally turn to Thanksgiving, that cherished holiday where we gather with loved ones, savor traditional feasts, and express gratitude for the bountiful gifts of the harvest. But let's remember that Thanksgiving is more than just a...

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Unite in prayer for those who have gone before us

This November, we embrace a cherished Catholic tradition, a time to remember and pray for all the faithful departed. It's a poignant moment to recall our loved ones who have journeyed ahead, marked with the sign of faith. Although it's heart-wrenching to accept the...

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 Celebrate the Faith Superheroes

This week, we celebrate the feast of All Saints, honoring the holy men and women of every time and place – known and unknown. When we think of saints, we often envision faith superheroes, and indeed, they are. But they also present challenges for us. We sometimes...

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We all struggle to Forgive

As we all struggle to forgive, one of the things we often forget is that the person who forgives gains more than the person who's forgiven. Because when we stay rooted in our anger, our resentment, our hurt, we remain the victim. We allow that situation and what that...

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The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness. It's one of those topics as Christians we talk about all the time, but we all struggle with. And Jesus talks about it all the time because He has a pretty high bar, which is the same forgiveness we receive from Him. To forgive as Christ calls us to...

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Finding Peace in Prayer

In Saint Paul's second letter to Saint Timothy, he offers a piece of advice we often forget. He urges that prayers be offered in the community for the emperor and those in authority so that the people of God could be at peace. In our crazy world, with politicians...

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Finding True Trust

One of the things I think we all struggle with as people of faith is trust. We say we trust God. We sing about trusting God. You know, when push comes to shove, I trust Him as long as His plan lines up with mine. It's much harder to trust when I plan one thing, and...

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Why does God allow evil in our world?

It's undeniable that as people of faith, we've grappled with a question that echoes through generations: Why does God allow evil in our world? It's a question that touches the core of our beliefs, and it's okay to ponder it. We believe in an all-powerful, loving God....

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