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09 Jun Jn 17:20 (Live in Dignity) by Shane Kapler

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "I pray not only for these but also for those who through their teaching will come to believe in Me." Jn 17:20 (full readings) Shane's Reflections: Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer – the knowledge...

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08 Jun John 17:13 (Silent No More!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "I speak this in the world so that they may share My joy completely." John 17:13 (full readings) Pat's Reflections: Most people spoke up after hearing about the mother who apparently killed her...

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06 Jun John 16:31 (Do You Believe Now?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "Jesus answered them, 'Do you believe now?'" John 16:31 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Every week at church I profess my faith with all of the other parishioners by reciting the Creed. In the...

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06 Jun John 16:31 (Do You Believe Now?)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "Jesus answered them, 'Do you believe now?'" John 16:31 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: Every week at church I profess my faith with all of the other parishioners by reciting the Creed. In the...

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03 Jun John 16:20 (LIFE Runners!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy." John 16:20 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Jesus uses...

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02 Jun Matt 28:20 (Quality of Life) by Jason Peters

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age." Matt 28:20 (full readings) Jason's Reflections: Regarding "Quality of Life", I have found a wide range of definitions with those...

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01 Jun Acts 17:22-23 (God sighting!) by Valerie Johnson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "You Athenians, I see that in every respect you are very religious. For as I walked around looking carefully at your shrines, I even discovered an altar inscribed, ‘To an Unknown...

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30 May John 15:26 (Know Spirit, No Fear!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). . "When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth that proceeds from the Father, He will testify to me, and you will testify also." John...

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27 May John 15:13 (Friends)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: This statement by Jesus strikes to the heart for most of...

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27 May John 15:13 (Friends)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: This statement by Jesus strikes to the heart for most of...

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25 May John 15:5 (Holy love-triangle)

I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. ~ John 15:5 Reflection: This past weekend on Engaged Encounter, my wife Angi and I spoke about...

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23 May John 14:26 (The Advocate)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). . "The Advocate, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name--He will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you." John 14:26 (full readings) .  Rich's Reflections: Jesus...

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20 May John 14:2 (Heaven IS For Real)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me." John 14:2 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Have you ever wondered if heaven is for real (like...

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19 May Acts 13:22 (God speaks!) by Kevin McNicholas

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). > "Then he removed him and raised up David as their king; of him he testified, I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will carry out my...

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18 May John 12:46 (Light!) by Diane Overmann

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). > “I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness.” John 12:46 (full readings) Diane's Reflections: So often we use the symbol of light. At...

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16 May Acts 11:17 (Without Hindrance)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook).   "Who was I to be able to hinder God?" Acts 11:17 (full readings)   Rich's Reflections: St. Peter asks an excellent question, "Who was I to be able to hinder God?" One of the mysteries of God is...

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13 May Acts 9:4 (Our Lady of Fatima)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" Acts 9:4 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. In 1917, Our Lady...

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12 May Acts 8:39 (Rejoice!) by Nellie Edwards

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “When they came out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but continued on his way rejoicing.” Acts 8:39 (full readings) Nellie's Reflections: “Went on his...

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11 May Acts 8:7-8 (“Coincidence? I think not!”) by Judy Sawyer

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice, came out of many possessed people, and many paralyzed and crippled people were cured. There was great joy in the city.” Acts 8:7-8 (full readings) Judy's Reflections: This...

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09 May John 6:27 (non-perishable Bread of Life)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Do not work for food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you." John 6:27 Rich's Reflections: In the Gospel today, Jesus addresses the crowd who...

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06 May John 6:11 (Eucharist)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted." John 6:11 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: The Gospel of John chapter...

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05 May John 3:36 (What is “Belief”?) by Jean Noon

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon him." John 3:36 (full readings) Jean's Reflections: The word “believe” shares the same...

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03 May John 14:6 (from doubt to Faith!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Jesus said to Thomas, 'I am the way and the truth and the life.'" John 14:6 (full readings) Rob's Reflections: I sympathize with Thomas. His name "Didymus" means "Twin" and he appears to be of two minds...

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02 May John 3:8 (Go with the Flow)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of...

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29 Apr Acts 4:12 (Are You Saved?) by Mark Nelson

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved." Acts 4:12 (full readings) Mark's Reflections: Perhaps you've been asked...

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27 Apr Luke 24:15-16 (Sacrament of this Moment) by Jamie Gauer

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him." Luke 24:15-16 (full readings) Jamie's Reflections: We all know that the Emmaus...

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25 Apr Matthew 28:10 (Do not be afraid)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Then Jesus said to them, 'Do not be afraid.'" Matthew 28:10 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: In Matthew's Gospel today, the first command Jesus gives to the people who saw Him after His resurrection is: "Do not be...

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22 Apr Isaiah 53:5-6 (It is Good)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "But He was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins, upon Him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed. We had all gone astray like sheep, each following...

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21 Apr John 13:8-9 (totally “awash” in Christ!) by Dr. Kevin Vost

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “Unless I wash you, you will have no inheritance with me.” Simon Peter said to him, “Master, then not only my feet, but...

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20 Apr Matthew 26:17 (Finish Strong!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?”" Matthew 26:17 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: We can...

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18 Apr Psalm 27:14 (Actively Waiting)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Wait for the Lord, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the Lord!" Psalm 27:14 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections: One thing that I am learning about the 40 days of Lent is patience. Patience is not something that...

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15 Apr Jeremiah 20:10 (Missteps)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine." Jeremiah 20:10 (full readings) >0 Steve's Reflections:  The first words from today's Gospel are ominous, "The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus."  This Sunday...

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14 Apr John 8:58 (Will you let Him?) by Allison Johnson

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!" John 8:58 (full readings) Allison's Reflections: My 8 year old daughter Kayla said, “Mom, you’re still the same Mom I’ve always had, you’re just different." ...

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11 Apr John 8:11 (Put Down the Stone)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Then Jesus said, 'Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on do not sin any more.'" John 8:11 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: I often find myself quick to condemn others when I feel that they...

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08 Apr Psalm 34:19 (Brokenhearted)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed." Psalm 34:19 (full readings) > Steve's Reflections: This past weekend I attended the funeral of Michael Allen, the 10 day old son of my cousin...

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07 Apr John 5:44 (Poor in Spirit) by Franz Chenet

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "How can you believe, when you accept praise from one another and do not seek the praise that comes from the only God?" John 5:44 (full readings) . Franz's Reflections: The Israelites thought they could get out of the...

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06 Apr Psalm 15:1-2 (Manhood = Integrity) by Chad Livingston

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "O LORD, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does what is right and speaks truth in his heart." Psalm 15:1-2 (full readings) Chad's Reflections: At...

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04 Apr Isaiah 65:18 (LIFE is Good!)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "There shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create." Isaiah 65:18 (full readings) Rich's Reflections: God sees good in everything that He creates (Genesis 1:31), and likewise, He expects us to be happy and rejoice...

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01 Apr Hosea 14:10 (Come Back to Me)

Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). > "Let him who is wise understand these things; let him who is prudent know them. Straight are the paths of the LORD, in them the just walk, but sinners stumble in them." Hosea 14:10 (full readings) > Steve's...

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31 Mar Jer 7:23 (Not Lukewarm!) by Kimberly Martinez

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you, so that you may prosper." Jeremiah 7:23 (full readings) Kimberly's Reflections: We...

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30 Mar Mt 5:17-19 (Life Giving!) by Lori Libby

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). “Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest...

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28 Mar Psalm 42:3 (Thirst Quencher!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "My being thirsts for God, the living God. When can I go and see the face of God?" Psalm 42:3 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections: I find it to be a great spiritual exercise during Lent to sacrifice...

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25 Mar Isaiah 7:14 (FIAT)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). "Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel, which means "God is with us!"" Isaiah 7:14 (full readings) Steve's Reflections: Today...

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24 Mar Luke 16:22 (“Heaven is for Real”) by Fr. Chris Uhl

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side." Luke 16:22 (full readings) . Fr. Chris's Reflections: The Gospel account of Lazarus and the rich man reminds me of the recent book,...

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23 Mar Jeremiah 18:20 (Facing your Goliaths!)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "Must good be repaid with evil that they should dig a pit to take my life?" Jeremiah 18:20 (full readings) . Pat's Reflections: Jeremiah had recently defended the same people who were trying to take his life, and...

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21 Mar Daniel 9:4 (The Spiritual Hearing Aid)

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . "I prayed to the Lord, my God, and confessed." Daniel 9:4 (full readings) . Rich's Reflections: Our ears can become plugged with our sins, making us hard of hearing with the Word of God. However, God can clean...

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18 Mar Matt 5:20 (What is your “Isaac”?) by Sr. Francelle

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . 'Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.”' Matt 5:20 (full readings) . Sr. Francelle's Reflections: Dearest Ones, All...

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17 Mar Esther C:14 (Holy Trinity) by Peggy Bowes

Welcome God today with this LIFE Group Devotion (website, Facebook). . “Help me who am alone and have no help but you.” Esther C:14 (full readings) . Peggy's Reflections: As I stood outside Planned Parenthood, alone and shivering in the cold, my rose-scented Rosary clutched in my hands, I...

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