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Spring Training: How to See the World Through God’s Eyes | #1019

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Lent 4 – Jesus opens the eyes of the blind man. His family and the leaders refuse to see what he sees. Do you want to see as God sees? Then learn the four steps relational prayer: Acknowledge, Relate, Receive, Respond.

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Spring Training: Social Distancing | #1018

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Lent 3 – The woman at the well is practicing “social distancing.” She has distanced herself from others but Jesus is still close to her. Her habits and relationships haven’t satisfied her, but Jesus does. He is waiting to satisfy you.

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Spring Training: Your Coach is a Star

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Podcast: Download (Duration: 0:38 — 439.6KB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Spotify | RSS | Why Subscribe?Lent, 2nd Sunday (A) Last week I preached on the first rule of the spiritual life: say Yes to God and No to the enemy. If we want to succeed at our Lenten Spring Training, we need …

Spring Training: Listen to Your Coach | #1017

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Lent 1 – How do we know it’s really God speaking to us? St Ignatius helps us understand that when we are moving towards God, the good spirit encourages us and the bad spirit tries to discourage us. If it’s Jesus calling, say Yes. Ignore the other voices.

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Lent: Spring Training for your Soul | #1016

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Ash Wednesday – You are called to be a saint, not a spiritual slacker. To live as Jesus lived you’ll need to be a giver, a person of prayer, and sacrifice joyfully. It’s not going to be easy so expect to be uncomfortable. Welcome to spring training!

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Lent is Like Learning to Kayak Upside-Down | #1015

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Ordinary 7 – Jack saw God in others, and others saw God in him. Jesus calls us to a complete love, including even our enemies. Learn to face your fears. Learn to be OK with being uncomfortable. And you will find the strength to love even your enemies.

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Do You Hear the People Sing at Your Final Curtain Call? | #1014

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Ordinary 6 – Accept your Father’s lordship by following His commandments. Make Sunday Mass a priority in your life. Accept your Father’s help by nurturing the Holy Spirit with daily prayer. We must all face the music. Do you hear the people sing?

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A Life Lived for Others | #1013

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Ordinary 5 – Our political system rewards those who build themselves up and pull others down. But St. Paul and Dr. Nakamura show us a different way. God has blessed us so that we can be a blessing to others. Give and serve generously this week.

Even More to be Grateful For | #1012

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Presentation of the Lord (February 2) – I have been filling my Gratitude Jar every week. It makes me see more things to be grateful for. God’s light is always shining even with things on dark. Focus on God’s light and you will be filled with light.

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Light Up Your World with the Love of Jesus | #1011

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Ordinary 3 – Jesus is the Light of the World. He enters the Temple on the feast of the presentation and two old people greet him. Brenda welcomed the Light and it began to shine within her. Welcome Jesus and you too will be a light in the darkness.