Live Greater
August 24, 2009
By Jon Leonetti

What is peace? If you have never once sat down and tried to put a definition to it, try right now, then continue reading after you are finished. 

(This is when the Jeopardy music is supposed to start playing…) 

Before we take a deeper look at what this term "peace" is, I want to first determine what peace is not.  How many times do we get swept up in the day-dream of "peace?" Things are hectic in our lives, times are difficult, and we simply put our hands on our chins and dream of what...

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August 10, 2009
Choosing to give our all
By Jon Leonetti

The British Open, one of professional golf's four yearly major championships, saw something that stunned golfing fans around the world a couple weeks ago.  Tiger Woods, the world's number one golfer, did not make the cut to compete.  Big deal, right?  Well, to Sports Nation, this was huge.

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You may not be a golf fan, but you have certainly heard of Tiger.  Even my grandma knows       who he is, and he has never even...

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July 27, 2009
Souly Walking: What I've Learned
By Jon Leonetti

As I write this column I am less than one week from walking into ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /Ocean City, N.J., where myself and another friend will have completed our walk across America.  This is very exciting for us, as we have done our best for the past five months to bring the Gospel to the streets.  For this article, I have chosen to reflect on something that I have learned from this walk in faith.

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July 20, 2009
By Jon Leonetti

Last week I asked you to reflect on four central questions which pertain to the very core of our existence.  These are not questions that necessarily have one answer as I stated before, but are there to help us see our own uniqueness and purpose in this life.  Continue to take these questions before our Lord and His Mother in prayer.  Then, and only then, will our vision of "living greater" deepen within our loving God.

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July 13, 2009
Who? What? Why?
By Jon Leonetti

Who are you?  Whose are you?  What is your purpose?  And why does it all matter?

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If you have ever asked yourself one of these questions, or all of them for that matter, realize you are not alone.  Millions of people, from the beginning of time, have asked themselves these same questions.  And it is GOOD to do so!  If we CHOOSE not to reflect on these questions we WILL NEVER be able to "cast out into the deep" as...

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July 06, 2009
Walking Across America
By Jon Leonetti

Hello to all!

My name is Jon Leonetti and I will be taking over this column full-time in September as Rusty (a good friend) makes his way to NYC to live out a vocation to the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. I could not be more excited for Rusty as he dives into the plan our Lord has set out for him. For the first column I have decided to give you a short biography of who I am, allowing the readers to know a little bit more about me.

So here it goes...

The United States spans some 3,500...

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June 29, 2009
Crowd Control...
By Rusty Montgomery

And there was a woman who had had a flow of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, "If I touch even his garments, I shall be made well." And immediately the hemorrhage ceased; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease.”

-Mark 5:25-29


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June 15, 2009
Time to Party...
By Rusty Montgomery

I received from the Lord what I handed on to you, namely, that the Lord Jesus on the night on which he was betrayed took bread, and after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper, he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

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June 08, 2009
Every Day...
By Rusty Montgomery

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My friends, may the Lord give you His peace!


This past weekend I was on a Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreat with local high school students. May God be praised for His grace and mercy as I am still in awe of His goodness. I am sure most of us have had those moments in our lives where we get a nice jumpstart or lifeline to give us a...

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June 01, 2009
Blessed Be God Forever
By Rusty Montgomery

"We are the gifts! This is so critically important because it fundamentally changes our understanding of what happens at the moment of Communion … Father will take the gifts of bread & wine … these are both earthen and human gifts, and when Father calls down the Fire of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit will transform them into Divinity … in the same way … WE ourselves are Earthen vessels and Human gifts … and by the power of the Spirit at Communion … we are transformed to participate...

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