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Why I’ve Decided Not to See Beauty and the Beast 2017 | Movie Review

Ever since Disney announced the live action movie of Beauty and the Beast was in the making, I’ve been greatly anticipating its release on March 17, 2017.

I’ve always cherished this fairy tale because Belle and the prince fall in love over time instead of in one night and Belle is an honorable role model that girls can look up to.  Beauty and the Beast is a wholesome story line and I’ve grown up loving the story.

In this way, it was hard for me to decide not to watch this new remake.  However there are three important reasons why I won’t be watching it.

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The Surest and Easiest Way to Sainthood

The first day of this new year was one of the best days of my life because it was the beginning of a new life.  For 33 days I had been preparing for this day and finally it was here.  After Mass as I knelt before the tabernacle and poured out the words to the prayer… Continue reading “The Surest and Easiest Way to Sainthood”

What to Do When Someone Takes God’s Name in Vain | Apologetic Tidbit #2

“I just met this wonderful person and have begun to develop a great friendship with him.  However, I’ve begin to notice how often he takes God’s name in vain.  It pains me whenever I hear it.  What should I do?”

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What to Do Before Your Time Burns Up

“Time.  Time.  Never enough time.”  That is always my excuse.  “Always too busy and never enough time.”

Why?  Why are there never enough hours in the day for me? Continue reading “What to Do Before Your Time Burns Up”

The Christmas Story Is a Story About You

Did you know that if you take the time to look deep into the Christmas story, you will see how much it is a story about you?  This is not just a fun tale about characters a couple thousand years ago, but a living biography about people who had to make choices that you and I make every day.  It is a story that when applied to your life, you will see it become a story about your life. Continue reading “The Christmas Story Is a Story About You”

The Key to Less Stress

What is the key to a less stressful life?  I learned this the hard way… Continue reading “The Key to Less Stress”

Your Name Is Worth More Than You Think

One reason St. John Paul II was greatly loved is because he made the extra effort to remember the name of each person he met and little things about them.  He remembered the names of Swiss guards, seminarians, and other people he randomly met throughout his life, even years later.  He could even remember all the 2000+ bishops individually by name!  WOW!

He had the power to help others feel loved just by remembering and using their name.  How?  What is so special about remembering someone’s name? Continue reading “Your Name Is Worth More Than You Think”

Can I Become a Saint?

St. Kizito, St. Maria Goretti, St. Dominic Savio, St. Agnes of Rome, St. Philomena, St. Pedro Calungsod, St. Dymphna, St. Stanislaus Kostka… and the list goes on.  But what makes these people particularly important?  What do these eight Saints have in common? Continue reading “Can I Become a Saint?”

A Powerful Audio Revealing the Biggest War in History

“For every BB that strikes, it represents 10,000 lives lost…10,000 lives for every BB…This is the reality of what is occurring in your country.” – Peter Heck

I strongly urge you to spend a couple minutes listening to this representation of the silent war happening around the world today.  This portrayal by Peter Heck greatly impacted me and I hope it has an affect on you too.  Spread the word.  Pray.

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