Posts Tagged 'prayer'

The Family at the Foot of the Cross

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Lent has just begun, a season of reflecting upon the suffering and death of the Lord and go with him to the foot of the cross.  Many of the faithful offer up a token sacrifice for 40 days to better learn how to love.  These sacrifices have meaning, these little daily sufferings in a small way, prepare our mind and bodies for any real sufferings that will inevitably come our way.  For most adults, suffering is nothing new, anyone who has lived past ...

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33 Days to a Great Family Prayer Life

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On November 29th, 2014, work began on the 33 day Family Prayer Consecration Program. praying family Family friendly reflections were written for each day of Fr. Nathan’s Totus Tuus, A Contemplative Approach to Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary.  Together with my wife’s family, we prayed, discussed and grew closer to the Lord as a family. When we completed the 33 days of preparation, on ...

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Happy Feast of the Holy Family 2015

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As is our tradition, each year on the feast of the Holy Family, we publish an article about our ministry, recap the year and look forward to next year and what God may be calling us to accomplish for His glory.  This year is doubly special as Denae and I will celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary this New Year’s Eve.

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The feast of the Holy Family always occurs within ...

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The Gift of Grandparents

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Today would have been my maternal Grandmother’s 107th birthday.  We affectionately called her “Maw Maw”, but we spelled it Mama.  When I give talks on my personal walk of faith, Mama is always talked about.  I attribute the reason why I am a committed Catholic to her personal witness of faith and fervent and constant prayers for me.  Her faith has inspired me in many ...

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The Foundation of the Family

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After almost 22 years of parenting, we have tried just about everything, encountered just about every struggle and have learned a lot from others about what it takes to have a happy holy family.  This year Denae and I will celebrate 25 years of marriage.  What a great gift the past 25 years have been for us, we have been blessed beyond what ...

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The Power of A Mother’s Prayer

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The following talk was given by Denae Hebert, Co-founder of Your Holy Family, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Keller, TX in December of 2015 at the annual Strong Faith, Strong Family Retreat.  In this talk, Denae ponders the following questions:

  • Who Taught Me to Pray?
  • Who Sees Me Pray?
  • What Does Prayer Look Like?

She also offers practical advice on how to improve your prayer life.

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How to Be a Father after God’s own Heart

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In the old testament, God said that King David was a man after God’s own heart.  Wow, what a compliment.  King David achieved this goal by uniting his will to that of God.  He did this through prayer, through reading scripture and through his every day actions which gave glory to God.  During the funeral activities following my father in law’s passing, I pondered what is was that he did to have such a positive impact not only on his ...

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Are You a Slave?

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640px-Slaves_ruvumaSlavery is a very powerful word, no one wants to be a slave, but many unknowingly are.   According to Websters, Slavery is “submission to a dominating influence”.  Many people associate the term slavery with the Israelites in Egypt, or with African-Americans in the Southern United States.  While the evil of forced labor and captivity are fairly easy to understand, there is a much ...

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Are you Afraid of Dying?

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Funerals, everybody loves attending them, right?  If you are like me, you don’t look forward to attending a funeral.  Depending on who died, it may be a very somber event.  In my forty five years on this earth I have attended funerals for the young, old cemetaryand everyone in between. Funerals are a difficult part of life, but they are a ...

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New Years’ Resolutions, Family style

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A New Year for many, means a new start, a blank page on which to write on.  While this may seem silly to many, changing our habits can be difficult and a new year could be just the world event that helps us to resolve to do some things different.  Here is a list of family related resolutions that you may wish to consider:

  1. Spend more time with your spouse and kids and less time at the office, on the computer or ...
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