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Life Begins at Forty for RENEW

Life Begins at Forty was a 1932 bestselling self-help book by Walter B. Pitkin. It was very popular and influential. Although Pitkin did not coin the phrase “life begins at forty,” the success of his book put it into general circulation, so much so that after 1932 it became an ...
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A Prayer for Palm Sunday

Loving God, you are extravagant in your love for us. Help me to experience your love in a deeper way as we enter Holy Week and reflect on your passion, death, and resurrection. I thank you for your willingness to love us unto death, death on a cross. Give me the grace to act on impulses to love ...
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A Prayer for the 5th Sunday of Lent

God of promise and power, thank you for sending Jesus into the world to die for me and for all and for inviting me to be part of the community of disciples. I pray in gratitude for sharing the gift of Jesus’ life, the gift that leads to eternal life. Give me the grace of letting go of possessions, ...
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Mid-Lent Call: Get Back on the Way

I recently spoke on a Friday night at a parish Stations of the Cross. The title of the Lenten series is “The Way Walkers.” I love the image of being a “way walker”—one who walks in the Way of Jesus.   St. Paul, before his conversion, took prisoners who “belonged to ...
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A Prayer for the 3rd Sunday of Lent

Gracious God, thank you for the gift of life and for always giving me another chance to be forgiven and renewed in faith. Help me to clean my own house this Lent and set my priorities according to your will. Renew the Church, focus us beyond ourselves, and help us become more powerful witnesses of peace, justice and authenticity. Amen.   Adapted ...
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Take up the Challenge for Becoming a Better You for God, Yourself and Others

Mark Twain wrote: “New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.”   Twain’s appraisal of the New Year makes me smile but rings a bit too true. I believe Twain captures the ...
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