resolutions

Self-Acceptance and Persistence

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 9, 2019

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By now many of us have probably slipped up on keeping our New Year’s resolutions. This is discouraging and our self-esteem deflates. It’s difficult to be persistent.  We might want to throw up our hands and quit.  But it’s much better to start anew.  For me, working crossword puzzles is a good analogy.  Sometimes when […]

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Perseverance Pays Off for Us and Jesus

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on March 21, 2018

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Recently a video on Facebook showed a little girl about six-years-old trying to jump onto a green stool almost her height. She falls to the floor over and over again, but never stops trying. Finally her dad stands behind her, holds her shoulders, and says something to her we can’t hear. I thought he was […]

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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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First Days of the New Year 2017

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 4, 2017

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I remember looking forward to 1984 when it was the title of a book about the future. All of a sudden it’s 2017! How did that happen? In case you are still deciding on your new year’s resolutions, here are some tips culled from Pope Francis and from my previous New Year posts: First, Pope […]

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Turning over a New Leaf in 2016: Revelations and Resolutions

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on December 30, 2015

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I’m sure you’ve had the experience of suddenly realizing you have misunderstood something for a long time. For example, a friend of mine thought that in the Christmas song “Reindeer pause” was “Reindeer paws” until it dawned on her that reindeer have hooves not paws. Just as I began pondering this new blog, I had […]

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A New New Year for Self-Improvement

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 1, 2014

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Every 365 days or so, we have a chance to look over our lives and decide what needs fixing. New Year’s Day makes us think of dieting, giving up a bad habit like procrastinating or complaining, or weeding out our clothes closet. We may or may not make resolutions for the new year. And we […]

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Be Renewed in the New Year

by Kathleen Glavich, SND on January 2, 2013

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As we put up new calendars, once again we glibly wish everyone, “Happy New Year!”  But what does this mean? Here is one way to open up that expression. Consider it my prayer for blessings on you! Best wishes for a fresh new year of your life. During 2013 may you . . . reconnect […]

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