Announcement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 1, 2017

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BOOK REVIEW:  At the end of this week’s post is a review of a book of “psalms” by David Haas.  

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Who Is This God We Believe In?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 22, 2017

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Last week I listened to a panel discussion about God, sponsored by Notre Dame College’s Abrahamic Center. A Jesuit priest, a rabbi, and a Muslim were to answer three questions, but never got beyond the first one, “Who is God?” Their talks and the discussion that followed provided much rich food for thought. In this […]

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A Word about Words

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 15, 2017

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  When I sent my manuscript of poems for children to a publisher, I was told they would like to use only the one “Good Words” and make it into a book. Because I wanted all 59 poems published, I said, “No, thank you,” and sent the poems on to ACTA Publications, which published them […]

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Lent: Are You Listening to Jesus’ Words

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 8, 2017

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One book I have on the back burner is a devotional of reflections on things Jesus said. I’ve collected 356 sayings but haven’t made much progress in writing the reflections. Maybe that is why in the Transfiguration story we hear on the Second Sunday of Lent, the words that attract my attention are “Listen to […]

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Unique Lenten Practices

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 1, 2017

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Today is Ash Wednesday, or a few days after. Not too late to make Lenten resolutions. Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to Lent? Do you find yourself making the same resolution year after year? And maybe breaking it year after year? I wonder how many people, both children and adults, give […]

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Lent Lessons from a Little Known Woman

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 22, 2017

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Last week I found lessons for us in the life of Zacchaeus. Because I’m so engrossed in the people of the New Testament after writing that book about them, this week I’m reflecting on another one, Salome, to see what she can teach us as we near the season of Lent. Salome was the mother […]

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Up a Tree for Jesus’ Sake

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 15, 2017

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My new book “Bible People for Young People” (“reviewed” at the end of this post) shows Zacchaeus on the cover. I thought I’d draw some lessons today from this man’s story. If you recall, Zacchaeus, who collected taxes for Rome and pocketed some for himself, was possibly the most despised man in Jericho. Perhaps as […]

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The Importance of Using Names

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 8, 2017

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  This week I watched a program in which a woman was asked about a colleague, the actress Barbara Stanwyck. Her response was that Barbara was unusual in that she made a point to learn the names of everyone who was working on producing the movie, not just the cast but the whole crew. By […]

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Praying with Your Feet

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on February 1, 2017

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As an English major in college, I learned that much literature has a journey motif. Think of The Canterbury Tales where pilgrims are en route to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket and Huck Finn floating on the Mississippi with Jim. Journeys also mark our spiritual history. God sent seventy-five-year-old Abraham from Ur to Canaan […]

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Misleading First Impressions

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 25, 2017

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              Last week I attended the funeral of a little ninety-three-year-old Chinese woman, “Alice.” Long ago I had been introduced to her as the mother of a friend and sized her up as a sweet, gentle lady who probably spent most of her life in the kitchen making beef […]

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