•  AN ARTICLE FROM OUR SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE SERIES By the late Father Kilian McGowan, C.P. You can sign up for the entire Free Series here  There are two areas especially where lack of conviction imperils your peace of mind. The first is when you lack conviction concerning God's personal love and interest in you; and the second is when you fail to believe that He effectively wills your happiness. For everything that will ever happen to you proceeds from the infinite power and wisdom of God and is directed to your...

  • (Note: If you prefer, I have made an audio for you, below :) What if I told you that in every problem there was a blessing? I'm sure you'd think I must be free of problems...but..I assure the Heavenly Father has not made an exemption in my case!  My own life is proof that there IS a blessing in every problem and Lord knows I've had many (He knows because He allowed me to experience them!)I was listening to a young man speak about this very topic.He brought up the...

  • I've been chatting with a few close friends and told them that I feel as if the Lord has been testing me.  I'm sure you might feel the same way at times.  He allows us to go through hard times, stressful times and times of feeling like we are wandering through the desert alone. Sometimes we feel completely abandoned....at least I have.  Why?  I think Deuteronomy 8:2 sums it up nicely..."in order to know what was in your heart"  If your faith is weak...you would never know it if your...

  • (*You can listen to the audio version of this, below.  I had to record it several times as I cried through the first several times.  I do understand..I do care!) I understand those who have dealt with the pain of rejection, sickness, addictions or being hurt by others in any way shape or form. It can have long lasting consequences.These "hurts" or "issues" have a funny way of lingering and hanging in our past and present.Several years ago, I decided to give my "hurts" and "issues" to God and let...

  • 'I'm at the point in life where I can actually say I've gained a bit of wisdom.  I guess mid-life "ain't" so bad..lol.   One of the things I've learned is how to gain inner peace.  I've never been the most patient person and in fact, I can fly off the handle pretty darn easy...but...I've learned how to overcome so much and have a peace that goes beyond all understanding!    Most folks say...."Wow..you have 13 kids..you must never have peace!"  Well, actually I have "peace" no matter how noisy...

  • I have a big heart for those that struggle with depression, anxiety and/or acceptance.  I truly feel led by God to be your "cheerleader" and bring a message of hope and  joy!  Why?  Because I'm no different than you...I "get you"! Yet, sometimes I feel like a dish of pistachio ice cream in a world of vanilla ice cream lovers!  I don't always fit in...lol.  I know God made me this way.  Sometimes I"m like "Why, Lord?!" I have finally figured out that I don't operate well if I try...