It’s taken me a long time to fully grasp the idea of putting God first. Maybe my confusion came from the church worker who used to guilt me into working church functions by saying I needed to “put God first.” At the time I just kept thinking: no I need to spend more time with my […]
This past weekend, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Church gave us Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10. Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will. In true fashion, my daughter Kristy and now son-in-law Tyler walked down the aisle to those words. And the vows, “I, Tyler, take you Kristy to […]
Editor’s Note: Our weeklong focus on vocations continues in conjunction with National Vocations Awareness Week. Today we feature our friend Mary Pometto who shares a little of her personal discernment testimony. We first met Mary when she worked for our local Catholic radio apostolate, and we are honored that she provided this piece for us. Her joyful […]
Editor’s Note: The Most Reverend Boyea, Bishop of Lansing, Michigan states in Faithmag.com: “We have a vocation crisis in America. This is not what you think. It is a vocation crisis in marriage. Many are no longer getting married – and too many do not see their marriage as a sacrament, a means of grace for […]
Where is God in this moment? Is God in your relationship, no matter who or where you are? “Where two or more are gathered in my name…I am there.” Are we praying together (with our spouse, or our faith family) to ask God’s guidance and help to make our relationships more meaningful? As a child—our parents […]
Editor’s Note: The Practicing Catholic welcomes guest contributor Charlotte Upah who provides inspiring weekly reflections at her Morning Reflection blog. Charlotte and her husband Stan are very active in church ministries, and they are also good friends to my family! I hope you will enjoy Charlotte’s reflections as much as I do. — Lisa Happy New Year! […]
A note from the Editor: The Gospel reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent focuses on Joseph’s role in the Christmas story. In Joseph, God gives us a model of faith, obedience, and service through sacrifice. I often think about my father when I read and reflect upon Saint Joseph, so it is timely to share […]
Slowing down and finding time for prayer doesn’t take away from the joyful fun that the secular world seeks out of Christmas. Do you need to slow down because you’re movin’ too fast this Advent season? Taizé may be just right for you.