Category Archives: Encouragement

Akita – Tears of Heaven

[Last Friday, I shared excerpts from Msgr. Pope’s recent blog piece which included passages from the messages of Our Lady of Akita. (The complete set of messages can be found here.) In the above photo, the statue which has been exquisitely … Continue reading

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God Can Make a Way out of No Way

(We know how timely is the writing of Msgr. Charles Pope. His piece from last week, on October 3rd, struck a chord – fff, fortississimo style – for all around us we see that people are carrying heavy burdens. In … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, The Storm, Trust | 67 Comments

We Walk by Faith, Not by Sight

  Please remember the announcement posted today: Charlie will be in Lake Charles, Louisiana Sunday for an informal visit. There will be a home gathering at 5009 E. St. Charles Ave, Lake Charles at 2 p.m. on Sunday that is open … Continue reading

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The Storm’s Raging; Come, Rest in Our Shelter

We’re here. As Hurricane Irma makes her way through the seas, on the heels of Harvey, and as the western and northwestern states are ablaze, we’re here for one another, human shelter, extending encouragement and solace, sharing burdens and offering … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, The Rescue, The Storm | 198 Comments

Life’s Raging Storms

Constance Hull, over at Catholic Exchange, has written a piece upon which to reflect and you can read the full article here. Thanks to our reader, Rosalie, for bringing it to our attention. Before I share some excerpts, I have an … Continue reading

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What DOES It Mean to Trust God?

Monsignor Charles Pope has released another gem for consideration. It is I who have sought permission to reprint his articles and he allows this without supporting the prophetic elements at this site. Msgr. Pope’s blog is here should you wish to … Continue reading

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Jesus: the WAY out of Every Storm, the TRUTH and the LIFE

(Thanks to our reader, Marisa, for nudging us on to part two of Msgr. Pope’s wisdom, so rich in this piece with reflection on storms. The very first lesson in this segment is rooted in the etymology of the word, … Continue reading

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Sherpa School Savvy

(Edit 6/3/17: Obviously, I’m still brushing up my managing editor skills, Friends. I have realized by one comment, it is not totally clear that the “Lessons of a Pilgrim” comprise Charlie’s reflection of his pilgrimage he began in 2011. You … Continue reading

Posted in Encouragement, Pilgrimage Journal, Preparation, The Storm, Trust | 55 Comments