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Dealing with the COVID-19 Crisis – Video

A 5 min video from Dr. Italy to help give you inspiration in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.  There is an opportunity in the midst of every crisis - practical tips on how to make the most of it.The COVID-19 coronavirus is unprecedented...

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My Yoke is Easy, My Burden Light

In Matthew's gospel, Jesus makes the statement "my yoke is easy, my burden light." For many of us who follow him, this does not seem to square with our experience. This post discusses the reasons for this....

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Divine Providence, Trials & Murphy’s Law

If God provides, then why is Murphy's Law a law that seems to apply even to devout Christians? Why to bad things happen to good people? Why so much resistance when we try to do God's will? This article seeks to show how trials...

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Overcoming Temptation in Christ – Augustine

Augustine, reflecting on how the Lord Jesus Christ was tempted in the wilderness for forty days, points out that it is only by means of overcoming trials and temptations that we progress in the spiritual life and grow in holiness....

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Emmaus Road – from Despair to Joy

Cleopas and his unnamed companion were dejected as they made their way along the road to Emmaus. Their encounter with a stranger who rebuilds their faith and gives them hope to recognize him in the breaking of the bread - this illustrates for us...