Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 16, 2016

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  The LATEST: The Heartbeat of Faith: 59 Poems, Fingerplays, and Prayers (for children ages 3 to 7), published by ACTA Publications, should be on Amazon.com any day now. If you would like a copy that has 12 additional art pieces and is autographed, send me a check for $12.95. (4237 Bluestone Rd.; South Euclid, […]

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Year of Mercy, part 1: God’s Mercy

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 21, 2016

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In this  Extraordinary Jubilee, Year of Mercy, I’ve given talks on mercy, which meant researching this topic. I gleaned some thoughts on mercy that you might find worth pondering. Pope Francis declared the year in hopes that new flood of mercy will flow over the world. He said, “Mercy is the true power that can […]

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Creation Speaks of God

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 14, 2016

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These days we are focusing on creation and on our responsibility to be caretakers of our beautiful home planet. Recently I reread my book “Voices: Messages in Gospel Symbols” and realized that its introduction would be a fitting post to share. So here it is . . . “I said to the almond tree, ‘Sister, […]

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When Idols Have Clay Feet

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 7, 2016

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We humans love heroes—people who excel in sports like the Olympians, music like rock stars, politics like senators and presidential candidates, acting like movie stars, and in other endeavors. We not only look up to them, but they serve as models for us. They inspire us to be better. How disappointing and depressing it is […]

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Did Jesus Enjoy Being a Human?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 31, 2016

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According to the Gospels, Jesus was aware of the horrible way his life would end on earth. This might have put a pall on his thirty-three years. He could have spent each day dreading his future. Maybe that is why there is no record of Jesus laughing or even smiling. But when you think about […]

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Squeezing through the Narrow Gate

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 24, 2016

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Most people assume that they will spend eternity in heaven. Some of them might be like the Pharisee who prayed, “God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers. . . . I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.” This man thought he was right […]

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Conquering Spelling Demons

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 17, 2016

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This post is quite a departure from my other ones, but I have good reason for putting it up. During this Year of Mercy, it’s my attempt to practice the spiritual work of mercy “instruct the ignorant”! For most of my teaching ministry, I taught English. To help my students spell commonly misspelled words, I […]

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Proverbs, Adages, and Pithy Sayings

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 10, 2016

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We enjoy proverbs and sayings. Witty ones bring a smile to our face. We post them on Facebook and buy t-shirts and mugs that display them. They capture the wisdom of the people. We admire Benjamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac, the source of adages such as “birds of a feather flock together,” “a stitch in […]

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Infusing Faith in Little Children

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 3, 2016

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Providentially, I received my newest book, The Heartbeat of Faith: 59 Poems, Fingerplays, and Prayers, on my birthday. I wrote this book because a teacher at a workshop I gave commented how useful she found my poem about etiquette in church. Strangely I didn’t even remember writing it! If this poem was a help to […]

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A Saint for Eliminating Human Trafficking

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 20, 2016

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Human trafficking is one of the largest businesses in the world. People unscrupulously make money from enslaving others, even young children, and selling them for sex. According to the U.S. State Department’s annual report, in 2015 there were 6609 convictions for human trafficking and an estimated 20 million victims. How long will God tolerate this […]

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What’s in a Name?

July 13, 2016

Names are important because they stand for who we are. It’s said that hearing someone say our name is the sweetest sound to us. And how embarrassing when we forget someone’s name or misspell it! Sometimes children hurt each other by making fun of their names. People have their loved one’s names tattooed on them. […]

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