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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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?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 13, 2016

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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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Just Who Are the Laborers?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on July 6, 2016

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Jesus’ exhortation in Sunday’s Gospel “ask the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” usually is interpreted to mean pray for more priests, deacons, and women and men religious. But look at the context of his words. Jesus is sending out seventy-two disciples. None of these followers are priests or consecrated […]

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Pray Always and Pray All Ways

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 29, 2016

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At first glance St. Paul’s exhortation to pray always (1 Thessalonians 5:16–18) seems to be a mistranslation. Maybe what he really said was, “Pray a lot.” Praying ALWAYS is a mental impossibility. When I’m writing a book, for instance, my mind is 100% focused on the ideas I’m typing, not on God. The only way […]

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Perseverance Pays Off!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on June 22, 2016

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Lately I’ve been receiving lessons on perseverance. The most dramatic one was the incredible victory of the Cleveland Cavaliers with odds against them. After a 52-year drought, they clinched the NBA championship to the delight of their many diehard fans. Closer to home, I could not get the DVD player to work with the new […]

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The Bible: You’ve Got Mail, Part 2

June 15, 2016

Here is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of my latest book, Praying with Scripture. Come to the Bible, not to study the history of God’s action, but to be its object; not to learn what it achieves throughout the centuries and still does, but to be the subject of its operation. ~ Jean-Pierre de Caussade, […]

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