Faith that Works

Teaching middle schoolers how to live and practice their faith

This last weekend, I sang at a dear friend’s memorial service.  As I reflect on what MaryJo meant to me and to so many others who gathered this weekend, I wanted to take this time to share the story of a woman who truly dedicated her life to loving God by serving others.  She is …

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I love retreats.  I love going on retreats, although it can be a little difficult in the rural area where I live and teach.  I love helping on retreats- especially in the planning and behind the scenes work.  But there is something truly special about exposing someone else to their first ever experience of a …

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A few years ago I took a digital literacy class and I was immediately hooked on infographics.  I love how clear and simple graphics can make information more accessible and interesting.  I started making and using infographics for use in my classes using some online software, and I watched student engagement increase.  Their enthusiasm got …

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SEVENTH WORD “And Jesus crying with a loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And saying this, he gave up his spirit.” Luke 23:46 Reflection: Each year, I pick a theme song for my year, although some years there end up being two or three songs that become my theme song …

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SIXTH WORD “Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is finished.” John 19:30 Reflection: Have you ever felt like you had done all you can do?  That you have nothing left to give?  That’s always been the feeling that I get from this last word of Jesus.  For years he has given …

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