Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click on one of the links and purchase a book, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. When I was in college, I read a lot of Henri Nouwen. A Catholic priest who left an illustrious career in academia to live with the …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means if you click on my link and purchase a book, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. Esther is another amazing study by Beth Moore. From the first time I was introduced to her studies in college, Beth Moore’s insight into scripture and her obvious …

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One of my least favorite things about religion textbooks is the fact that they are all designed with a once a week parish class in mind. In order for publishers to make their money, they have to create books that they can market for both the school and the parish consumer. The result, as far …

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One of my favorite units in our study of the New Testament is the unit on parables. Our textbook provides some good ways of looking at and categorizing parables, but my favorite part is when we take the time to look at some famous parables and begin to unpack what they can mean in our …

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When reading through my Magnificat magazine this month, something caught my eye. The Stations of the Cross have always been one of my favorite Lenten practices, and I love the way that our school displays them in the hallways so students can pray them any time. So I was really excited to discover the Via …

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When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be …

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