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God Didn't Have to Make it Beautiful

Have you ever felt that overwhelming feeling of peace and awe and God-fearing silence when looking at the sunset engulf the horizon, or waves lap at the shore, or the mountains pierce heaven? 
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We Are in the Hands of God

We know that God is a pure and infinite spirit. But Scripture also attributes human characteristics to him. In his wisdom, God wanted to be real for his children. He wanted to be someone we could hold on to. In God’s own words to us, he has described himself in physical images. For example, Jesus described the Father like a “hen who gathers her chicks safely under her wing” (Lk 13:34). It seems significant, too, that there are 122 references to the hands of God. 
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Talking to God: Morning Prayers

Throughout the day, we should be mindful that God wishes to continually hear from us. But how can we possibly speak to Him every minute when we are obviously busy?
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God Is Not Fair (in the Best Possible Way)

I’m always struck by the zealous insistence of fairness as a rule that first appears in childhood when parents pronounce a decision that some child renders unjust: “That’s not fair!” Growing up with three younger brothers, this experience was all too common throughout my early life. Sometimes it was an older brother like me who was given extra leeway, which upset the younger siblings who wanted the same freedom. Other times it was the younger brothers who were permitted to do something or stay up later than the older siblings were at that age, which seemed unfair in retrospect. In both cases, the feeling was one of personal slight.
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Where Was God? A Franciscan Response to the Las Vegas Shooting

In the wake of the deadly attack in Las Vegas, a wide range of questions have emerged, such as: Where was God during this tragedy? How could God let this happen? And how do we find peace? Franciscan Father Pat McCloskey takes on those tough questions.
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Spreading God’s Love

Early in the spring, when the sun first begins to warm the Earth, the sweet smelling fir trees growing high in the Mexican mountains begin to come alive with the sound of millions of fluttering wings. The Monarch butterflies, which have migrated all the way from Canada to find their safe haven amongst these branches, will awaken from their long winter’s nap.
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Transforming with God

The two week old, two-inch-long caterpillar is now 2,000 times the size she was upon hatching. If an average human baby weighing eight pounds were to have this type of growth, it would be nearly eight miles tall and weigh in at eight tons after only two weeks! It is hard to imagine such rapid growth in so short of a time period! It is due to the butterfly's nutritious diet. Remember: you are what you eat!
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Hungry for God

In only four to six days after being deposited on a milkweed leaf, a Monarch caterpillar hatches from its shell. Guess what. It’s very hungry!
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Created to Soar: God’s Plan for Us

Did you know that every single caterpillar that ever creeped upon this earth was intended to become a butterfly or moth? Do you know why? Because each caterpillar had either butterflies or moths for parents. Amazing! They grow up to resemble those who created them.
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Keeping God Close in the Summertime

One of the wisest guys who ever lived, Solomon, wrote a book in the Bible called Ecclesiastes. It gets really deep about life in general and can be pretty cerebral for adults, let alone kids. But one of the things that it talks about is relatable for everyone, especially around this time of year: the changing of seasons. Here’s a quick way for your family to take some time with God and consider what his Word says in Ecclesiastes. 
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