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Follow Hansel and Gretel to a Heavenly Home

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Follow Hansel and Gretel to a Heavenly Home

Modern movies, TV and children’s books abound with freshly re-imagined versions of classic Fairy Tales. I’d like to offer a spiritual lens for a fresh look at a particularly disturbing fairy tale: Hansel and Gretel. That story has never been one I particularly enjoyed curling up and reading to my children.  A young boy and girl…

The Power of Life’s Parable

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The Power of Life’s Parable

Jesus spoke often to His disciples about the hidden meaning of his parables. I think He was pointing us to a far greater parable. Perhaps the Author of the human story has hidden eternal meaning in all of creation? We just need to be willing to listen and look for it. The definition of a parable…

“It’s All Good…Really?”

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“It’s All Good…Really?”

Modern Culture offers us so many opportunities to develop heroic virtue. But let’s describe it in modern terms. Maybe I’ve spent too much time in the superhero world with my 10-year-old son but I believe 21st century holiness needs a new lexicon. Something with a different vibe. For instance, many people like myself often call themselves “reverts”. We…

Follow Grandpa Bunny to Grow in Virtue This Lent

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Follow Grandpa Bunny to Grow in Virtue This Lent

This Lent, a delightful lesson in virtue will unfold in my daily letters from a grandpa bunny to a little bunny about how to BE an Easter Bunny. No matter what age we are, we often learn best from memorable stories. Teachers, parents and grandparents will enjoy sharing the “Grandpa Bunny Letters” with their little…

Plan an Event With Author and Ministry Founder Cathy Gilmore

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Plan an Event With Author and Ministry Founder Cathy Gilmore

Children and adults enjoy Cathy’s presentations that are a down-to-earth dose of the divine. Her events offer a unique combination of insightful reflection and practical application. Per passion as a advocate for VIRTUE shines in everything she does. Look below to see some of the talks in which she offers spiritual encouragement to people of…

Stay Close to Baby Jesus for Christmas

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Stay Close to Baby Jesus for Christmas

Whispering, “Happy Birthday Jesus!” before even arising from bed on Christmas morning is a rich form of spiritual pretending that can bring a child’s prayer to life in a very special way. As I do school visits to read my story, Little Lamb Finds Christmas, I offer various activities after reading to help the children…

Sing A Song For The Prince of Peace

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Sing A Song For The Prince of Peace

Below are the words to a song I created as a reflection on “The Peaceable Kingdom” described in the 11th Chapter of Isaiah.  I took one of my favorite songs, “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” and adapted it to describe the love that that does miracles, at Christmas and always!  Jesus’ love brings peace…

This Christmas…Just Spend Time With the Baby

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This Christmas…Just Spend Time With the Baby

Many of us try to cultivate special traditions that bring deep meaning to the celebration of Christmas. Others just go with the flow of the holidays trying not to capsize under the rush. Some folks just give up on what seems to be so much effort that just creates expectations, stress and credit card debt. There…

A Hands-on Advent Calendar Activity

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A Hands-on Advent Calendar Activity

Come to the Manger, and may you experience the “Peaceable Kingdom” during Advent this year! With that hope in mind I have created this activity to help. The daily countdown to Christmas is a tremendous opportunity to harness the power of anticipation for sincere spiritual growth. This is true for adults and can be especially…

A Joyful Lamb-y Christmas Song

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A Joyful Lamb-y Christmas Song

If you and your children like the story Little Lamb Finds Christmas, I have created a song just for you. It is called, “The Lamb of God,” and in it we sing not only about how Jesus is the Lamb of God, but how because of Jesus, we are Lambs of God too. It is sung…

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