Enkindle 37 – 01.24.21 – Drop Everything Moment

Colin and Aimee MacIver show how the readings for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time are inviting us to “drop everything” to answer the call of Jesus to follow him. The only other thing that get us to drop everything on the spot besides something terrible would be something wonderful, and there is nothing more...

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Enkindle 36 – 01.17.2021 – Learning His Voice

In this reflection for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 2021, Father Erik Arnold shows that God wants to speak to us all the time, at every moment, and that we need to learn to hear to his voice, just as Samuel had to learn when the Lord was calling him. This reflection offers inspirational...

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Enkindle 35 – 01.10.21 – Jesus Changes Everything

In this reflection for the Baptism of the Lord, 2021, Kristen Fisher reminds us that because of our baptism, we are changed. Everything Jesus touches, he changes. But it’s at baptism when we go from being God’s beautiful creation, to being God’s beautiful child. And just like Jesus changed the dark and dirty cave to...

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Enkindle Special: Mary, Mother of God

In this reflection for the readings for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Holly Novotny of the Marian Servants of the Redeemer shows us why we call Mary the Mother of God, and our own Mother, and what that means for us as children of God who have been adopted into this family of...

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Enkindle 34 – 01.03.21 – Lighting Up the Sky

In this reflection for the Epiphany of the Lord Kristen Fisher shows the incredible lengths that God goes to reveal himself to us and to show us that he loves us.

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Enkindle 33 – 12.27.2020 – A Family Promise

Sr. Josephine of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth shows how living out the ordinary family life is a participation in the promise that God is Emmanuel, always with us, because God is present in every expression of family love.

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Enkindle 32 – 12.25.2020 – News of Great Joy

In this reflection for the readings for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2020, Kristen Fisher reminds us that the waiting we’ve endured for Christmas was well worth it, and that Jesus is Emmanuel and that he is always with us! SHOW LINKS: Since the readings for Christmas 2020 will depend on which Mass you attend,...

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Enkindle Advent Series – 4 – Stockings

Kristen Fisher shows how hanging stockings a sign of our hope in the Lord, a reminder that we are, and want to be, confident in his goodness and love for us.

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Enkindle 31 – 12.20.2020 – A Palace for Jesus

Fr. Erik Arnold reminds us that the God of the universe wants to live and dwell within our hearts, within our very souls. We can use this time of Advent to prepare our hearts to receive Him. Show notes and links: Readings for the fourth Sunday in Advent “Christ could be born a thousand times...

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Enkindle Advent Series – 3 – Lights

Continuing our special Advent series, Kristen Fisher shares how humans crave light and warmth, and that using Christmas lights in our Advent preparations reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World, and that each light we put up can be a prayer to invite Jesus into our hearts to transform our hearts and...

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Enkindle 30 – 12.13.2020 – Pray without Ceasing

New Enkindle contributor high schooler Carolyn Cooney shows us that the call to pray without ceasing isn’t necessarily hard and is definitely not boring! This reflection for the 3rd week of Advent reminds us that praying isn’t just about the words we say, but about our minds being turned towards heaven. Featuring Carolyn Cooney Carolyn...

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Redeemer 21 – Stepping out in Faith

Adam and Holly have a wonderful and fun conversation with Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Enkindle Advent Series – 2 – Trees

Kristen Fisher encourages us to use the symbol of the Christmas trees in our homes, real or not, as a reminder that Jesus, the Living God who came to dwell among us, loves being with us.

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Enkindle 29 – 12.06.2020 – Worth Every Step

In this reflection for the Second Sunday of Advent, Kristen Fisher reminds us that we need to be willing to take the journey to Jesus, because only He can turn us away from darkness and sin to joy and light. SHOW LINKS: Readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, 2020 Featuring Kristen Fisher Executive Director...

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Enkindle Advent Series – 1 – Food

Kristen Fisher shows how the special foods we prepare during Advent and Christmas are both enjoyable but also point to a greater reality that God uses food to nourish us and points to a Heavenly banquet.

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Enkindle Advent Series Introduction

Kristen Fisher kicks off our special Advent podcast series with an introduction for parents. Transform the trappings of the holidays into sources of wonder.

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Enkindle 28 – 11.29.2020 – Unexpected Ways

In this reflection for the first Sunday of Advent, Fr. Erik Arnold reminds us that God speaks to us in expected ways, and that we should keep our eyes open!

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Enkindle 27 – 11.22.2020 – Throne of our Hearts

Kristen Fisher challenges us to look at who, or what, sits on the throne of our hearts. Instead, we should allow God to take that spot, allowing and trusting him to guide our thoughts and actions. SHOW LINKS: Readings for the The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2020 Featuring Kristen...

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Enkindle 26 – 11.15.2020 – Sharing Our Talents

Deacon Steve Sarnecki shares how God is telling each of that he has made us on purpose, with a purpose, and that the gifts he gives to us are never meant for us to be hoarded or hidden

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Enkindle 25 – 11.08.2020 – Burning Brightly

Reflection for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2020. Fr. Erik Arnold shares how God wants us to live each day with our faith, love and good works burning brightly in our life. SHOW LINKS: Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2020 Renewal of Baptismal Promises A parent of guardian can lead this...

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