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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This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you purchase a book using one of my links, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. At the start of last school year, the middle school teachers decided to base our back to school retreat on the life of Pier Giorgio Frassati. I …

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This post contains affiliate links. This means if you purchase a book using my link, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. I don’t know when I first heard the story of Maximilian Kolbe, but as soon as I did, I knew his example would have a profound impact on my life. …

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This post contains affiliate links. That means that if you click and purchase a book using my link, I receive a small commission at no cost to you. A few years ago my dad gave me a copy of Interior Freedom by Jacques Philippe. My dad had been through a very difficult time in his …

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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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One of the ways that I am trying to help my class celebrate Easter this year is by teaching them some of the classic Easter hymns and songs, and also introducing them to some more contemporary music as well. I hope some of these songs can help you in your celebration of Easter. This post …

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“After he had taken the body down, he wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid him in a rock-hewn tomb in which no one had yet been buried.”Luke 23:53 Sometimes after a long battle with illness, there is some small relief in knowing that your loved one is not longer in pain. When I …

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