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    • Praying in Times of Crisis 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Praying in Times of Crisis".|Times of crisis are, perhaps, the most important times to turn to God. Sometime we cry, "Help me!" or "Please!" or "Save me!" God wants to be there ...
    • Using Ritual Every Day 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Using Ritual Every Day"|A ritual is anything we do repeatedly or do in a particular manner. I can say it is my morning ritual to get a cup of coffee soon after waking up. I sorely ...
    • Finding God in Everyday Life 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      There are 4 key elements in finding God in our everyday lives.|The realization, the conviction, that God is there. After that, it is all very easy.|A belief in the Good News - that Jesus won a victory over sin and death ...
    • A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients: Praying the Sorrowful Mysteries 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "A Rosary for Alzheimer's Patients"|Agony in Garden|For the length of time it takes to pray 10 Hail Marys, I meditate on the Agony in the Garden. I picture Jesus, troubled and afraid, ...
    • Praying with My Mother 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      One Experience of Prayer|My mother has suffered from Alzheimer's for a number of years. We live thousands of miles from each other but I visit on a regular basis. With each trip, I witness her continuing decline in eating, ...
    • Praying with an Alzheimer's Patient 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Prayer, like music, can often reach the deepest part of a person's soul. It is no different for someone with Alzheimer's Disease. |Long after many abilities have slipped away, music and prayer can sometimes remain. Both ...
    • To Whom Do I Pray? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "To Whom do I Pray?"|This may sound like an odd question, but it is an important one. This tip is simply an encouragement to consider to whom I'm praying and to experiment with ...
    • Praying for a Parent with Alzheimer's 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Take Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding, my entire will... Give me only your love and your grace and that is enough for me." Ignatius of Loyola|Loving God,|Please bless every mother and father ...
    • A Renewed Personal Encounter With Jesus 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first two paragraphs of "A Renewed Personal Encounte with Jesus"|In his Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis appeals to all of us to give ourselves to a "renewed personal encounter" with ...
    • Parenting Our Adult Children 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "Parenting our Adult Children"|From the time our children are born, our job is to take care of them. Changing diapers, feeding, dressing and caring for them are what parenting means. ...
    • How Ordinary Time Readings Are Organized 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "How Ordinary Time Readings are Organized"|Understanding the arrangement of the readings can help us appreciate the movement of the season and to use them to grow in our relationship ...
    • Finding Our Way Back Home: Getting Un-Stuck in our Prayer Life 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Finding Our Way Back Home"|There are times in our lives when we simply need to start something with a fresh outlook. Periodically, we need to begin again - a routine, a resolution ...
    • My Mother's Suspice: An Alzheimer's Story 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first half of "My Mother's Suscipe: An Alzheimer's Story"|My mother, Rosemary Mulligan McCann, was a brilliant woman, and it was particularly hard for us to watch as Alzheimer's seeped her brilliance from ...
    • Gather Us In: Pondering the Upcoming Synod on Family and Church 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first five paragraphs of "Gather Us In"|Jesus was a gatherer. He invited lowly fishermen to follow him. Children, who had no status at all, were summoned, "Come to me." A number of his close friends were ...
    • Judging Others? Or Ourselves? 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first five paragraphs of "Judging Others? Or Ourselves"|We often see things very clearly. We can look at the famous illusion and we know, we insist - we can argue clearly - that we see a young woman. |Or an ...
    • Praying in Ordinary Time Before Lent 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      The five to eight weeks of Ordinary Time - after the Christmas Season and before Lent begins - is a wonderful time to pray. In many ways, it can be a pre-Lent period.|Staying Focused by following the readings|In our Weekly ...
    • Visit the Sick 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      "Sometimes we can get squeamish about being around hospitals or nursing homes, but this work of mercy invites us to visit someone who is in the hospital or is housebound. The touch of a hand, a hug and real eye contact are ...
    • Mothers' Prayers: Prayers By and For Mothers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Mothers Prayers"|Prayer for a Birth Mother, from an Adoptive Mother|Loving God, how can I thank you for the generous woman who gave us her child? Our years of sorrow and emptiness ...
    • An Even Better Marriage: From Newlywed to Long-Timer 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first three paragraphs of "An Even Better Marriage"|Those of us who are married all want happy marriages. Some of us have angry, troubled marriages. Some of us have ok marriages, but maybe we have drifted ...
    • Elizabeth Remembers 

      Alexander, Andy, S.J.; Waldron, Maureen McCann (Creighton University, Online Ministries. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2000)
      Text from the first four paragraphs of "Elizabeth Remembers"|What a time it was! What days those were! When I think back on them now, I am amazed at how natural and normal it all felt and yet how grace-filled and sacred. ...