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God Promised to Handle All My Problems then This Happened | #1026

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Easter 3 – I dropped my “God will handle your problems” mug and the handle broke right off. Did God let me down? No! Our struggles and sufferings are a participation in the Paschal Mystery. You walked with Jesus and now he walks with you. God’s got this!

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Where Do You Find Signs of New Life? | #1025

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Easter 2 – We find peace, not when things change ‘out there’, but when our hearts change. We need to realize the depth of God’s love for us. The trials we are suffering are preparing us for new life. Let Jesus put his finger in your wounds.

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This Blood Donor Stopped a Pandemic | #1024

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Easter – Jesus offered his blood so that we could be freed from the pandemic of sin. Today he invites you to live a new life in Him. We need to die to our old selves and rise again every year, every week, and indeed, every day. Happy Easter!

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I Thirst for You | #1023

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Good Friday – We have been unfaithful to God, but God has remained faithful to us. Hanging on the cross, rejected by his people, abandoned by his friends, Jesus thirsts for you — for your faith and love. Come and receive living water from his open side.

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O Sacraments That Are Not Most Holy | #1022

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Holy Thursday – Many Catholics see the Eucharist as basically the only presence of God in the world. This is not true. All of creation is a sacrament. Human beings especially reveal and embody God’s love. Ask Jesus to open your eyes to God’s love!

How to Stand Firm When the World is Shaken | #1021

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Palm Sunday – The earth shakes, the guards shake, the disciples’ faith is shaken. But Jesus stands firmly rooted in prayer. Make time to pray every day. When your world is shaken, have confidence that nothing can shake God’s love for you.

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Spring Training: Bring Out Your Dead Dreams | #1020

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Lent 5 – Jesus weeps for you. He cares about what you are suffering, but he also has a better plan than the hopes and dreams that have died. Trust your friend Jesus. Start preparing now for that moment when Jesus will call you by name: Friend, Come Out!

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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 …