Lisa Jones and her family are focusing on giving to others for the 40 days of Lent rather than giving up the usual things.
A verse from John's gospel and a special homily remind Lisa Jones to pause and recognize God working in her life.
With the election of Pope Francis, people are clamoring to learn more about his chosen namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. Paraclete Press has published a new way for children to familiarize themselves with St. Francis of
Summer is in full swing in Houston. Over these hot summer months, my parish is taking a break from religious education, there aren’t donuts after Sunday Masses and many families are traveling for vacation. A natural challenge
Two years ago on Good Friday, the kids and I planned to pray at 3 p.m. in honor of the moment Jesus gave in to his suffering and died on the cross. However, at 2:58 I found myself
By now you’ve heard the buzz around the new television mini-series, The Bible, on The History Channel. The Bible is the big budget project of husband-wife team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, which condenses the Bible into 10
There are various scriptures that have applied to my life at different times in my life, but I have a specific verse that keeps popping up like a recurring theme. “Be Still and know that I am
Five years ago, my father had a major heart attack while at our ranch in rural central Texas. Thankfully, our uncle was with him and managed to get him to the county hospital on those dirt roads
Lisa Jones reminds us about what a "perfect" Christmas is really made of -- important memories. Read more and challenge your concept of the "perfect" Christmas.
As your Facebook news feed returns to posts about kid achievements, the latest television show and pictures of food, do you find yourself thinking about a friend’s previous political rant when you see their name come across
My stomach filled with butterflies as I walked back into the parish classroom to begin another year as a 3rd grade catechist. When I worked over the summer preparing my lesson plans, I was full of enthusiasm
Listening to many friends talk of their devotion to The Little Flower and their love of her “little ways” over the years led me to pick up a copy of the writings and biography of St. Therese
When God spoke to people in the Old Testament, they often heard a clear voice instructing them. In the New Testament God used Angels to appear and speak on His behalf. Today, in our modern world, we
It’s not uncommon that many women, particularly mothers, look to Mary as their role model for motherhood. While I love and honor Mary, there are times I have trouble relating to her. After all, in addition to
For many years I felt no compunction to experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation, having only been once – on the day of my Confirmation with no formal preparation. As I began to rediscover my connection to the