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 On a personal note

Why we have Lent
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Faithful 40 For Lent (Revised)

Today is Ash Wednesday, and I thought I'd "give up" something new this year for Lent. Instead of intending to finally write something here on Citisun about faith, I'd actually commit to it, in a very visible way. So the commitment I decided to make is to create 40 articles about my faith, over the 46 days of Lent. read more
Garey Coonen
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His Name Is Garey Coonen

I have a personal favor to ask you. I'm feeling a little blue today about the recent loss of my dad. It was last December 16th, 2013, but some days it still seems like yesterday to me. So, would you please say a prayer for the soul of my dad? His name is Garey Coonen. He really was (and is) an amazing person!read more
In the arms of my father
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In the Arms of My Father

I don't know much, but I do know that every time I walk into a Catholic Church – anywhere in the world, any time of day or night – it feels like home, like walking into my father's arms.  My earthly father has been gone over 12 years now, and I miss him every day! When I walk into church, my Heavenly Father welcomes me with the same warm, accepting, pure love that I felt every time my dad hugged me! Yes, I encounter God  wherever I go. read more
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