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It’s fun to have a variety of friends. Each friend shares a special bond of mutual affection. To keep friends, you must be a friend. Just like a flower, a friendship needs nurturing, or it will not grow.

For many years, my experiences with God have inspired believers to pray and journal. I encourage writing each image, thought, or inner knowing as it bursts forth during or after prayer. Seeking God is healing, fun, and exciting. God has so much to share, and it’s up to us to capture and docu…

Recovering from a loss is difficult. Loss occurs in many forms, such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship or the loss of a pet.

If you’re in the early stages of your career, you’re probably not thinking about retirement. It’s never too soon to start preparing for it, as time may be your most valuable asset.

I am clean. (John 15:3)

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Did you know many common phrases used in our everyday language are pulled directly from the pages of the Bible?

Have you ever seen the headline “Breaking News” followed by a heartwarming story about someone’s good fortune? Chances are, the story that follows that headline depicts someone’s misfortune.

Here’s something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To meet your income needs for all those years, you’ll generally need a sizable amount of retirement assets.

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In 1893, Katharine Lee Bates wrote the famous song, “America the Beautiful.”  The lyrics reflect her great appreciation and love for the United States of America.

Have you ever felt inadequate? Out of place? That the task in front of you is just too difficult to face?

Independence Day is almost here. And as we make progress in moving past the COVID-19 pandemic, more of us will be able to enjoy Fourth of July activities.

Below is a message “from above.” If it applies to you, I hope it blesses you, if you feel it is for a friend, then pass it along:

If you have young children, or grandchildren, you may be thinking of ways to save for their future educational needs. You might consider a 529 plan, which offers tax advantages and other benefits.

There once was a Knight who traveled a long distance to find a Sage who lived deep in the forest far away from the civilized world. After searching for weeks, he found the cave where the wise man was purported to live.

Dogs can’t talk, but they can communicate love in any language without speaking a single word. Dogs mirror similar attributes of God, and that is why “dog” spelled backward is God.

Let’s revisit my article from March of 2020. At this point, the U.S. had not officially declared the Corona Virus (or Covid-19) a pandemic. Twenty-six deaths were reported in the U.S., with each case directly connected to persons returning from travel to Wuhan, China. The U.S. mask mandate w…

The COVID-19 pandemic may have unsettled many aspects of your life – including your financial situation. Even if your employment and earnings were not directly affected, you might have concerns about whether you’ve been making the right investment moves in such a stressful environment.

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“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of their troubles.” (Palm 34:17)

Edward Jones has been ranked highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm announced.

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We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old enough, and we’ll be more content when they are.

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Have you ever felt like the weight of the world was resting on your shoulders? It could be because you are the “go-to” person the family depends on during tough times.

So here I am, in mid-air, as my body is suspended.

A significant change began when the quarantine separated us, and the world stared death in the face. We have suffered an unprecedented type of death, and together, we grieve. Yet, from this loss, God will lead us back to life and heal our hearts along the way.

In just a few days, we will experience the vernal equinox – one of the two times in the year when the sun is exactly above the equator. Apart from this astronomical anomaly, though, the equinox is mostly known as the beginning of spring – a fresh beginning and the time to spruce things up.

Years ago, when I was much more involved with motivational speaking, I often told a story about a farmer facing adversity and how it made him discover some talents and abilities he would have otherwise never found in himself.

Below is an excerpt from my first book “Prophetic Writings; Secrets from My Prayer Closet.” I pray these ‘words from above’ will comfort you today.

How many times has worrying solved issues in life? If worrying solved problems, then worry until they are all gone. Unfortunately, worrying does not help; it only creates more negative energy around the circumstance. To diminish worry, try pondering a few questions. Is this a tem-porary issu…

We’re now well into what’s known as “Tax Season.” If your income in 2020 was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, your tax return will reflect it.

In biblical times, a long coat or robe was the demarcation of class. Their symbolic meaning, beauty, and pageantry are revealed in verses throughout the Bible. Some robes are worn for only a season, while others are worn for a lifetime. If God presented a garment rack of assorted robes, whic…

It’s truly difficult to wake up one day and realize that you’ve sat in the seat of judgment towards another. It’s tough to discover that your actions mirror the same behavior you once criticized others for. It can feel as if God lifted the lid off of sin and allowed you to look in the pot. U…

“Lord, draw us closer to You individually, to each other, and as a nation in this New Year! Let us remember that You are the beginning and the end! You started this world, and You will have the final say. You will end it in the timing that only You know. You will finish it in victory for You…

Two Catholic High of Pointe Coupee seniors were named to the 2020 All-Metro Volleyball Team, according to their coach.

As the years go by, I’m always trying to become a better version of my former self. One of the ways I do this is by reading daily reflections written by people who are in tune with their spirituality. After considering their pious insight, I then journal my own thoughts based on what is goin…

“I believe churches are meant for praising God. But so are 2am car rides, showers, coffee shops, the gym, conversations with friends, strangers, etc. Don’t let a building confine your faith because we will never change the world by just going to church to be the church.” –anonymous.

We’re nearing the end of 2020, and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year.

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John 8:31-32 says, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.”

Diabetes is associated with severe morbidity and premature death, according to Fonda McKneely, RN liaison with Pointe Coupee Homebound Health.

Pointe Coupee General Hospital Staff recently provided Basic Life Support (BLS) education and training in the parish. The BLS Classes were held for the faculty and staff of Catholic of Pointe Coupee, Valverda Elementary and False River Academy. Faculty from other parish schools were also in …

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