The Joy Lady: We need only use five words to tell others about Christ
I’m constantly struggling to keep from correcting grammar goofs that pop up in everyday conversations.
Christmas Store sock, undergarment drive under way
The annual Sock and Undergarment Drive for the Catholic Charities Christmas Store is under way.
- Church briefs: July 27, 2013
Eight Sisters of Providence celebrate their 50th anniversary
Eight Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary as members of the Congregation this year.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 20, 2013
THE JOY LADY: No matter what your situation, focus your eyes on Jesus
Sorry, folks, but as you read this, I’ll be on vacation. As in, sticking my toes in the ocean accompanied by all my grandchildren.
Gospel on stage July 21 at Black Expo
Three artists in the gospel music industry — James Fortune, Earnest Pugh and J.J. Hairston — will perform at the Indiana Black Expo 43rd Annual Summer Celebration Gospel Explosion at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Four sisters profess perpetual vows
Four women have made a lifelong commitment to living as Sisters of Providence by professing perpetual vows with the Congregation on June 30 at the SP motherhouse at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 13, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Dear Lord, keep me laughing ‘at the days to come’
I’m glad I’ve never met that Proverbs 31 Woman, for I’m afraid I wouldn’t have liked her all that much.
Sisters’ Taizé prayer service Tuesday
Join the Sisters of Providence and the larger faith community of the Wabash Valley for an hour of song, silence and scripture at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
THE JOY LADY: How do we shine our lights so that others may see our good deeds?
My key ring probably looks a lot like yours. There are keys to my house and car, my husband’s car and office, my place of work, and there’s one key that has me stumped: what does it unlock and who gave it to me?
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 6, 2013
Music in worship is never about us; it’s always about God
Thomas and his group of singers from Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago were traveling throughout the Midwest. They were singing songs Thomas had written, even though the people complained that Thomas’s music sounded sinful.
- Church briefs: June 29, 2013
The Joy Lady: What kind of promises does a God like ours deserve?
I should have known better. I did everything I could to make sure it didn’t happen, but it did anyway. I trusted someone — and when that someone didn’t do as promised, I was disappointed. I felt betrayed. How dare they not do what they said they would do?
- Church briefs: June 15, 2013
Sister Jeanne Knoerle, former president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, has died
Sister Jeanne Knoerle, former president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, died early this morning at her home in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, it is being reported on the Sisters of Providence Facebook site.
A night of prayer
The Sisters of Providence invite the public to another Taizé prayer event at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods to reflect on the joys and wonders of the river through prayer at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 8, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Pull your wheels out of the Sunday morning rut
Go about five miles west of Guernsey, Wy., and you might fall into some ruts. During the Oregon Trail years, so many wagons traveled through the soft sandstone there that deep ruts were formed—some as deep as four to six feet.
‘Prayer Warrior Mom’ author at Open Door Bookstore June 3
Author and speaker Marla Alupoaicei will sign copies of her new book “Prayer Warrior Mom” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, in The Open Door Christian Bookstore at 3125 S. Third Place, behind Honey Creek Mall.
THE JOY LADY: Because Vacation Bible School is that important!
It’s that time of year again — Vacation Bible School time. Frazzled VBS directors are begging for teachers, song leaders and kitchen helpers. For VBS directors everywhere, let me offer some words of truth and encouragement.
‘The Conscience Monologues’ at St. Mary-of-the-Woods
There is something moving and powerful in hearing a woman recount her story of faith and courage in today’s world. Plan now to attend a dramatic telling of more than 10 such stories during “The Conscience Monologues: Women’s Stories of Conscience within the Catholic Church” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 22 in Reilly Auditorium, Owens Hall, at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 1, 2013
South Vigo Congregational Christian plans memorial service
The South Vigo Congregational Christian Church and the South Vigo Cemetery will stage an annual memorial service at 2 p.m. on June 2 in the church at 6499 Darwin Road, West Terre Haute.
The public is invited to attend and share a poem, song or other sentiment.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: May 24, 2013
Get in touch with prayer at Body Prayer workshop
Could your prayer life use some invigorating? If so, the Body Prayer workshop offered by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence, may be for you.
THE JOY LADY: We are not in charge. God is. Get over it, already.
If I were in charge of the world, I would run things a bit differently.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 25, 2013
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