Anxiety and prayer

My Morning Prayer petition and meditation for today… “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” -Phillippians 4:6 Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics …

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Treating addictions as if they were a bad habit

I chanced upon an interesting article that proposes a relatively “easy” take on beating addictions: You Don’t Need Help to Beat an Addiction or a Bad Habit—Just Yourself (Via Lifehacker.) The central premise of this idea is contained in the article’s third paragraph, which basically treats addictions like they are bad habits, and you have …

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Voting begins today!

This is a rare digression from the usual postings here, namely it is personal and FUN! (Well, sort of fun.) There is Something in our attic. Something big and lumbering. My wife and I think it is a raccoon, as it is their mating season and they usually take up residence somewhere to lay their …

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Strengthen my spirit

This excerpt from the Responsorial Psalm for Thursday of the First Week of Lent is a hopeful reminder for us alcoholics and addicts about where help can reliably come from: Psalm 138:3:“When I cried out, you answered; you strengthened my spirit.” (Via USCCB.) Cry out to the Lord for help when things seem dark, when …

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Jonah and Nineveh

Today’s First Reading for Wednesday of the First Week of Lent is the story of Jonah and his trip to Nineveh. I have a post from 2 years ago… So Jonah went to Nineveh and this happened Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! …

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A rather big “If”

This excerpt from the Gospel for today’s Mass of Tuesday, the First Week of Lent has a rather troubling condition for people: Matthew 6:14-15: “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.“ This is, of course, the …

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My contribution to “Catholic Media Promotion Day!”

As I posted earlier: Today is Catholic Media Promotion Day! Therefore, here are my picks: For my 3 blogs: I will place a dear, sweet, lady first: Dymphna’s Well, described as “Celebrating beauty in art, music, poetry and scripture.” I discovered Dymphna’s blog years ago. Long before I had my own computer I had made …

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Today is Catholic Media Promotion Day!

Today is Catholic Media Promotion Day! Read Sean’s blogpost for details on how you can participate: Catholic Roundup 91- Catholic Media Promotion Day (Via Catholic Roundup.) Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)”The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts” and “The …

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Thou shalt don’t and thou shalt do

I am posting a link to today’s complete Mass Readings as that is a bit easier that copying the text, as both the entire First Reading and the Gospel are important: Monday of the First Week of Lent (Via USCCB.) The First Reading is a lot of “thou shalt don’ts”. A lot of people are …

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Who do you Serve?

In this excerpt from the Gospel for the Mass of the First Sunday of Lent Jesus makes two very important points: Matthew 4:7-10: “…Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’‘Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of …

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