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Called to be Holy

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Associate Co-Director Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

Great is Your Holiness, O God, (repeat)
Great is Your Holiness,
Gracious in Righteousness,
Great is Your Holiness,
and we bow to You.

Form us in holiness and truth,
Teach us to live in holy peace.
Sharing Your Godliness,
You fill our emptiness.
Great is Your Holiness,
and we worship You. Continue reading →

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Words Matter: Speak Words that are Beacons of Inspiration

Blog by Associate Colette Parker, OPA - Co-Director
Blog by Associate Colette Parker, OPA – Co-Director

Too blessed to be stressed…

A stranger reminded me this weekend to always count my blessings.

The stranger – a security guard who greeted me at the entrance of a grocery store that I had never been inside before – asked the simple question: “How are you today?”

I answered: “Great! How are you?”

He responded: “I’m too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed. God is good all the time and all the time God is good.”

Yes, God is! Continue reading →

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Meeting the Challenge

Overcoming Obstacles

Intro by Sr. Amy McFrederick: I’m not a football fan and I had no intention to watch the Super bowl game last evening. But I was ok with having it on as I continued to read my book. Looking up every so often, I followed the score somewhat distractedly until after the half time show. It was only after the Patriots made their first touchdown, that I became engaged and watched with amazement as they fought their way back to tie the game, go into overtime, then actually win! What an example of not losing hope when things seem to be going south! What about us? How does our hope stand up to the daily challenges we meet?

 Continue reading →

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What are you doing for others?

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: “What are you doing for others?” ~ Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Colette Parker, OPA
Blog by Associate Colette Parker

Our nation celebrated the life and legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., yesterday – I always like to use “Rev.” in front of his name as a reminder that everything he did was rooted in love.

For me, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is a day of reflection. It is a day that I never want to come short in answering what he considered life’s most urgent question: What are you doing for others? Continue reading →

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Shining Stars and Epiphanies

Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP
Blog by Sr. Amy McFrederick, OP

God-with-us…God-with-me

Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of Epiphany: the Magi, captivated by an extraordinary shining star, studied it, and then followed its lead until they found the Christ child revealed to them as God-with-us. With gladness they worshiped and offered their most precious gifts. As I reflected on this familiar story, I thought of all the “shining stars” of my life that led me to an “epiphany” or revelation of God-with-me, bringing me to my knees (spiritually, if not physically) in joy, gratitude, adoration, and self-giving. Continue reading →

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