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    • Praying in Times of Crisis 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Praying in Times of Crisis".|Times of crisis are, perhaps, the most important times to turn to God. Sometime we cry, "Help me!" or "Please!" or "Save me!" God wants to be there ...
    • Finding God in Everyday Life 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      There are 4 key elements in finding God in our everyday lives.|The realization, the conviction, that God is there. After that, it is all very easy.|A belief in the Good News - that Jesus won a victory over sin and death ...
    • To Whom Do I Pray? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "To Whom do I Pray?"|This may sound like an odd question, but it is an important one. This tip is simply an encouragement to consider to whom I'm praying and to experiment with ...
    • Elizabeth Remembers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Elizabeth Remembers"|What a time it was! What days those were! When I think back on them now, I am amazed at how natural and normal it all felt and yet how grace-filled and sacred. ...
    • Contemplating the Wedding Feast of Cana 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Wedding Feast of Cana"|It was such a wonderful wedding feast! The music, the dancing, the food and wine. There was a burst of joy just then and Mary looked over at ...
    • Contemplating the Day After the Cruxification with the Mother of James and John 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Contemplating the Day After the Crucifixion with the Mother of James & John"|Mary has finally fallen asleep so I'll step outside for a minute. Just sitting here in the sun feels ...
    • Peter Remembers His Call From Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Peter Remembers his Call from Jesus"|I get asked about it all the time, so I don't mind talking about it again. People are always asking, "So, Peter, what was it like the day Jesus ...
    • Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Baptism of Jesus"|The olives on the trees were not yet ready for harvest. There were things I could do around the orchard but I was restless. I told my wife I would ...
    • A Visit: Mary and John Remember the Choosing of the 12 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "A Visit: Mary & John Remember the Choosing of the 12"|Ephesus, A.D. 67, at the home of John and Mary, with visitors and new converts, Linus and Agnes.|John: It is so good of you to visit us, ...
    • Herod Wants to Kill You 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Herod Wants to Kill You"|I was so nervous just being in the crowd. I had been watching him for several days now. There was tension in the air. It seemed so surprising to me that the ...
    • Contemplating the Healing of a Leper 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Contemplating the Healing of a Leper"|I had been a leper for 30 years. It wasn't very bad at first. My family knew the law, and like me, covered up the first few signs on my skin. ...
    • Contemplating the Call of Matthew 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" When Jesus saw Matthew, sitting at his customs table, Jesus must have seen how the people despised this tax collector. Jesus had to sense that this kind of ...
    • Praying As We Age 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Praying as We Age"|Prayer is essentially about nurturing our relationship with God. We can have a relationship with each of the persons of the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit. ...
    • What If I Have Trouble Getting Better? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "What if I Have Trouble Getting Better?"|All of us have said it, or thought it, one time or another. "I don't seem to get better." We pray. We go to church. We aren't terrible people. ...
    • Parenting Our Adult Children 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Parenting our Adult Children"|From the time our children are born, our job is to take care of them. Changing diapers, feeding, dressing and caring for them are what parenting means. ...
    • Enjoying Vacation Time 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Enjoying Vacation Time"|It is difficult to take a break, to be on holiday or on vacation but it can be easier with a focus on the reasons for rest. A recent study demonstrated that ...
    • How Ordinary Time Readings Are Organized 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "How Ordinary Time Readings are Organized"|Understanding the arrangement of the readings can help us appreciate the movement of the season and to use them to grow in our relationship ...
    • My Mother's Suspice: An Alzheimer's Story 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "My Mother's Suscipe: An Alzheimer's Story"|My mother, Rosemary Mulligan McCann, was a brilliant woman, and it was particularly hard for us to watch as Alzheimer's seeped her brilliance from ...
    • Symbols in My Home 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Symbols in My Home"|Just because it is Ordinary Time, it doesn't mean we can't use symbols well. Advent has a wreath. Christmas has a tree. Lent has Ashes and palms. Easter has fire ...
    • Prayer As Relationship: Our Friendship With God 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Prayer as Relationship"|Many of us remember the oldest and best definition of prayer: "raising the mind and heart to God." I suspect that most of us practiced the first part, raising ...