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Are You a Victim of Identity Theft? | #1002

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Advent 2 – The Devil is a creature made by God. He became evil when he rebelled against God. His lies cause the human race to mistrust God and disobey Him. We have become enslaved by forces of Sin and Death. And we can do nothing to free ourselves.

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Kidnapped by the Enemy

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Have you seen the warnings about human trafficking? It often happens in poor countries where young people have few job opportunities. Someone promises them a good job and a better life in another country. They agree, and sometimes pay heavily, to be smuggled illegally into a distant country. But that’s when they discover that the promises were all lies. Their …

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Searching in the Darkness for Your True Identity | #1001

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Advent 1 — We searched for an hour to find a dead deer in the dark woods. Eventually the blood trail led us to the deer. Not only do we live in God’s creation, but we are God’s creation! Follow the Blood of Jesus to find your true identity.

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Created by God Our Father

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“The truth is, Father, I can pray better in my tree stand than in a church.” People say this and then they look at me like I’m going to get offended. My best prayer all year was the five days I spent kayaking around Isle Royale. We had no cell service; we could just barely get the weather radio channels. …

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This Is Why Catholics Genuflect at Mass | #954

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Ordinary 34 (Christ the King) Everything was created by God. But the Enemy tricked us into refusing to serve God. Jesus comes to set us free from sin and death. When we genuflect at Mass, we are saying: I put my life at the service of the true King.

No One Walks Alone On the Pilgrimage to Eternal Life | #950

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All Souls – We live in a beautiful world created by our Heavenly Father. Though sin has made it a wilderness of death, Jesus comes to suffer and die for us. We walk with each other and Jesus walks with us. Take his hand and he will lead you home!