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  • Roland West, Outcast by Theresa Linden
  • A Life Decision by Laurie Lamb
  • Sitting Like a Saint by Greg Bottaro
  • Unveiling and Conquering Adultery by Erica Fortune
  • The River of Life by Diana Tabbaa
  • Know Thyself: The Imperfectionist's Guide to Sorting Your Stuff   by Lisa Hess
  • Sharing Your Catholic Faith Story by Nancy Ward
  • The Hidden Legacy by Carrie Sue Barnes
  • The Rainbow with Dull Colors by Jessica Johnston
  • Where You Lead by Leslea Wahl
  • Three Last Things or The Hounding of Carl Jarrold, Soulless Assassin by Corinna Turner

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From Our Blog

  • CWG Prayer Chain Post: June 23, 2019

    Mike Hays
    June 23, 2019 - 5:21pm

    The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment.

    Luke 9:11b-17

    Jesus spoke to the crowds about the kingdom of God, and he healed those who needed to be cured. As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve approached him and said, “Dismiss the crowd so that they can go to the surrounding villages and farms and find lodging and provisions; for we are in a deserted place here.” He said to them, “Give them some food yourselves.” They replied, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have, unless we ourselves go and buy food for all these people.” Now the men there numbered about five thousand. Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty.” They did so and made them all sit down. Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.

    The power of prayer and the power of people praying.


    A Prayer For a Family

    O dear Jesus,
    I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family.
    May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor, and faith.
    I beg You, dear Jesus, to protect and bless all of us, absent and present, living
    and dead.

    O Mary,
    loving Mother of Jesus,
    and our Mother,
    pray to Jesus for our family,
    for all the families of the world,
    to guard the cradle of the newborn,
    the schools of the young and their vocations.

    Blessed Saint Joseph,
    holy guardian of Jesus and Mary,
    assist us by your prayers
    in all the necessities of life.
    Ask of Jesus that special grace
    which He granted to you,
    to watch over our home
    at the pillow of the sick and the dying,
    so that with Mary and with you,
    heaven may find our family unbroken
    in the Sacred Heart of Jesus.


    Please leave a comment with your intention. If you have problems adding an intention, email it to Mike Hays at coachhays(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add it.  God bless.

The CWG Prayer

Holy Family, guide our minds, our hearts, our hands, as we write, speak, illustrate – help our words to live in union with the Word.

Teach us discipline and skill to use the talents God gives us.

Give us also insight and courage to convey God's love through our craft, and humility to be open to His divine will, shaping our lives, in loving loyalty to His Church.

In Christ's name,


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