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Free Pro-Life Memes
4 Ways They Inspire

Popular wisdom advises that “a picture is worth a thousand words”. The shortened attention span brought on by our world of sound bites and snippets makes this seem self-evident. So, when I decided to leap into the digital world, it was natural to employ pro-life memes (posters) – to carry the message. Thus, Pro-Life Designs by Birgit was born! Pro-Life Meme Photo...

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The Smells and Bells of Mass
8 Ways Senses Matter When We Worship

Worldly Smells and Bells We are “fearfully and wonderfully” made by God and His crafting of us is undeniably intricate. Our five senses give us a plethora of experiences with which to enjoy all of His creation. Our immediate surroundings provide much in the way of sensory pleasure – to the point that we often take them for granted. Similarly,...

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Grace In Marriage:
Reflections From a 17-Year-Old Bride

Witnessing the constant attacks against the institution of marriage leaves us gasping for a moral resolution. Surely punishment similar to Sodom and Gomorrah is waiting in the wings for our fallen world. It isn’t even necessary to list the many abhorrent sins against Holy Matrimony of our modern times. Unless you’re hiding under a rock your are at least marginally...

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Are We Singing Heresy?

I sometimes wonder if I am the only one who is weary of church songs, masquerading as hymns. When they portray something other than Church teaching they can even approach heresy. It seems that musicians, fancying themselves composers, have been humored to the detriment of congregational participation. Often, we are left with what amounts to a roller coaster ride up...

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Developmental Milestones:
10 Amazing Facts About the Unborn

By now most of us are aware of the horrific undercover videos of Planned Parenthood employees engaged in baby body part trafficking. In light of these videos I wanted to take you on a brief journey into the amazing world of the unborn. As truly innocent children of God, these little ones are miracles of God’s creation. The perfection their...

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The Secret Effect You Have on Others

Seventeenth Century poet, John Donne, famously quipped “No man is an island” in his poem of the same name. Like the ripples in a pond after a stone is thrown, our actions continue on – even after our part has been done. While it is easy to feel as though we are the only ones impacted by what we do, that...