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What’s on your mind?

December 24, 2020

I have a question about Christmas trees. Can you explain when, where and how they started? The early Christians during the middle ages in Germany celebrated  December 24 as the feast of Adam and Eve.  One of the customs at the time included a fir “paradise” tree decorated with apples which stood for the Tree…

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Because of Jesus!

December 24, 2020

On Christmas Eve, our Advent journey brings us into the Christmas season.  The most precious gift of Christmas came in a small bundle wrapped without a bow. Because of Jesus the world changed forever.  He gave us joy that cannot be taken away and love that’s everlasting.  May the God of Hope fill you with…

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The Holy Family

December 24, 2020

After Christmas, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family. It is easy for all of us to get wrapped up in the peace that permeates the Nativity.  That miracle at Christmas, centered on the birth of Jesus, reminds all of us of the beauty and holiness of the Holy Family with Mary and Joseph…

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Nativity Scenes

December 17, 2020
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Witness to the Light!

December 15, 2020

In the military we use a lot of acronyms.  Those words that we could abbreviate and shorten whereby we could immediately communicate with using noticeably short sentences.  One word that we came to know while on maneuvers/field exercises and or in combat was LID.  I spell that phonetically, Lima India Delta (LID).  It stood for…

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Fiat – Let it be Done to Me!

December 9, 2020

It is time to clear our heads and take a little quiz.  If I asked you what is a Fiat, what would you say?  Many of us would say, it is a car!  Yes, you are correct.  Fiat is an Italian made car which many of us have either seen or heard about.  Now, if…

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A Crisis Pregnancy and A Choice for Life

December 8, 2020

A young teenage girl pregnant out of wedlock in a culture where the penalty for that was death. An engaged man discovered his betrothed was pregnant but the child was not his. What should he do? Her fate (and that of her child) was in his hands. His solution was to quietly send her away.…

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Stations of the Nativity

November 29, 2020
Nativity Scene

Streamed live from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Lake Ozark. The service will be of lessons and carols commemorating the various events concerning the birth of Our Lord.

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