Autumn Reflections

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 28, 2020

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Trees aglow with amazing fall colors surround our provincial center. How grateful I am to live where we experience all four seasons. Each one has its own beauty, but in my opinion autumn is the most spectacular. The red, orange, and gold leaves are simply glorious. But how quickly they fall! (Is this why fall […]

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Don’t Fret. Be Patient. God Cares.

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 21, 2020

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On Sunday mornings I like to watch Dr. Charles Stanley while I eat breakfast. This week he mentioned that God says, “Do not fret,” three times in Psalm 37. I had to check it. He was right. This was new to me, although I did know that in the Bible God says, “Do not be […]

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Down with Bible Illiteracy!

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 14, 2020

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Last week on “Jeopardy” the final “answer” was “He tells his Son not to worry about the lamb for the burnt offering. God will provide it.” The brainy contestants wrote Joseph, Job, and Jonah. None of them recognized one of the most famous stories in the Bible: Abraham and his willing sacrifice of his son […]

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Reading My Way Through the Virus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on October 7, 2020

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Like many others are experiencing, lockdown has given me extra time. My talks and retreats have been cancelled. No more lunches or parties off our property. The upside of this deprivation is that besides writing more books, I’ve been able to read more. Here are a few: A retreat on images of Mary in art […]

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Holy Angels on Earth and in Heaven

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 30, 2020

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Today is September 29, feast of the archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. The day after tomorrow we will be in October, the month dedicated to the angels. And October 2 is the feast of our Guardian Angels. You probably memorized the prayer to your guardian angel: “Angel of God, my guardian dear . . .” […]

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God Speaking in Dreams

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 23, 2020

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This week I read a book that in part promoted listening to God’s messages in your dreams. I tried it that night, but my many dreams were so jumbled I couldn’t glean any message from them. I figured that way of communicating with God was not for me. Then last night loud and clear I […]

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Can You Help Parents, Teachers, and Me?

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on September 16, 2020

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RESOURCE 1: Today Covid-19 makes it necessary for parents to more fully carry out their role as the chief teachers of their children. It also means that children are spending more time at home and in the house. Parents are faced with the question, How do I keep them busy and in a meaningful way? […]

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Covid and Creativity

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 26, 2020

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My friend Jodie Bowers, a pastoral minister with whom I worked at St. Dominic Parish in Shaker Heights, has written a reflection that I thought was worth sharing. Here it is: One of the blessings of the pandemic has been the invitation to slow down and live with mindfulness and intention. Breathe deeply and exhale. As our […]

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Trust in the Time of Pandemic

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 19, 2020

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Some time ago a friend gave me this little bird along with the scripture verse “Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feed them. Are you not you more important than they?” (Matthew 6:26) The bird sits next to my […]

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Tips for Writing and Common Mistakes

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on August 12, 2020

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I think we have an innate drive to teach others what we know. Parents constantly teach their children how to walk, talk, say thank you, and in general how to live as a good human being. By sharing what they know, mentors at work prepare others to do their job. Of course, the most important […]

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