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Be Genuine — Great Lenten Metanoia Project!

February 11, 2016 by  
Filed under Joseph Hollcraft, Lent, Spiritual Direction


BE GENUINE Great Lenten Metanoia Project! [Recently] I received a phone call from a friend who wanted to talk about the nature of repentance. It was a life-giving conversation. Last night, I received a phone call from someone, unrelated to the call the night before, who wanted to talk about, well — repentance. Clearly, people are interested in this all important word that is essential to our... Read More

What if I Told You this New Year’s Resolution to Take Some Weight Off?


What if I Told You This New Year’s Resolution to Take Some Weight Off? I live less than a mile from the most popular Fitness Center in Butte County here in Northern California – In Motion Fitness, and as the New Year is suddenly upon us, I am seeing that annual overflow of traffic that comes with everyone’s “New Year’s resolution”. Who has not made that January 1st commitment... Read More

True Prayer – 30 Days with Teresa of Avila – Day 22 Reflections

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True Prayer 30 Days with Teresa of Avila Day 22 Reflections Divine Intimacy Radio Dan and Melissa discuss the impact of suffering on prayer and how to differentiate true prayer from manufactured prayer. Listen as they reflect on letters from St. Teresa from the book 30 Days with Teresa of Avila. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Where does suffering come from? Why does God allow suffering? Where... Read More

Moments of Grace: Reconciling with God


While working as a Chaplain Associate a few years ago, I visited “Joe” in his hospital room. He stopped drinking about ten days before but was getting very sick. “Drinking is stupid,” he said, “I never used to drink. One day I had a little bit, and then a little more and then I was drinking a lot, every day.  Now, they’re doing tests and something might be wrong with my pancreas.... Read More

The Glory of Christ Crucified

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The Cross of Christ brings His glorious grace into the focus of contemplation.  It is a difficult mystery to dwell on. The heart sometimes finds itself weary and sometimes even too discouraged to fix its gaze on the agony of the Lord. This is where frequent confession and humble examination of conscience can help the practice of mental prayer – which is a humbled gaze of the heart on the mercy... Read More

Book Club – The Imitation of Christ Week 9 of 10

February 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Book Club, Vicki Burbach

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The Imitation of Christ Week 9 of 10 Woe to you… Examine your conscience with great care, and cleanse and purify it as best you can by true contrition and a humble confession. Thus, nothing grievous will remain in you and you will know of nothing that could cause you remorse and hinder your free access to Me. In general, be sorry for all your sins, but in particular, you must grieve and bewail... Read More

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