Thanksgiving is less than a week away and soon Advent will start, alerting us that Christmas is near at hand. In America, it is always a struggle to keep the true meaning of Christmas in the forefront and so that is why it is always beneficial to spread the news of Christ’s birth with beautiful Christmas cards.
Keeping that in mind, I created a Polish/English Christmas Card that I hope will help you spread the joy of Christmas and do so recognizing your own Polish heritage or the Polish heritage of someone you know.
Thanks to our friends at By the Cross Religious Store in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, the Christmas cards I created are now available in their wonderful store! Please be sure to stop by and check out their Christmas selection as well as to purchase your own copy of this beautiful card!
In an age where we have made numerous technological advances that are meant to save us time, we find ourselves busier than ever. We live in a non-stop culture that puts supreme emphasis on “pulling yourself up by your bootstraps” and as a result, the average American works a 47 hour work week. Even more so, about 39% of men and women in this country work over 50 hours a week.
After that comes driving kids to sports practice and trying to get chores done at home. What does this mean for the spiritual life? The most common answer to “why don’t you pray on a daily basis” is “I have no time.”
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host –
by the Divine Power of God –
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
I have read almost every book on John Paul II’s life and Jason Evert’s book Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves is one of the best. That is why, I am going to give it away to EVERYONE who donates to my campaign to get my own book on John Paul II printed.
The whole point of my campaign is focused on spreading devotion to Saint John Paul II and revealing a part of his life that is rather unknown and reveals a truly human side to this spiritual giant.
So please consider helping me in this endeavor! I only have 27 days to go!
Before we get into any specifics regarding spiritual warfare, we need to lay down a good foundation. First of all, one basic reality that greatly affects the war for our soul is the fact that as humans our bodies and souls are interconnected.
The Catechism gives us a succinct description of this basic truth: