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Jocelyn Soriano
Hope and healing for these troubled times.
Created 27 Dec 2019
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  • Day 32 - Accepting Imperfections
    29 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Life isn't perfect. But that doesn't mean it could never be beautiful. “But as it is written, ’Things which an eye didn’t see, and an ear didn’t hear, which didn’t enter into the heart of man, these G...
  • The Many Reasons Why I Believe There Is a God
    25 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Is there a God? And if there is, why do I believe Him to exist? Frankly, this question can easily be answered by another question at the back of my mind, and that question is: why not? Why shouldn’t I...
  • The Prophecy of Simeon
    22 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    “Joseph and his mother were marveling at the things which were spoken concerning him, and Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary, his mother, ‘Behold, this child is set for the falling and the rising o...
  • The Mystery and Power of God’s Healing
    18 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    “But to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings.” - Malachi 4:2, WEBBE The Pain of Healing Just when we think we’re breaking, we may be mending and being ma...
  • What Are You Looking For?
    16 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    What is it that we are looking for? Why couldn’t we be satisfied with Jesus? If Jesus is perfect beauty, love and joy, why do we often ask for more? Why do we prefer other things that pales so much in...
  • Day 30 - The Same Wounds
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Is there a greater way to encounter Jesus than by knowing His wounds? “But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; a...
  • Why Believing In God Means Surrendering To His Mystery
    08 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    "There is much in Christianity which can be subjected to exact analysis. But the ultimate things are shrouded in the silent mysteries of God." - Hans Urs von Balthasar I can understand why people can ...
  • Why Anger Has Its Place
    04 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I sometimes wonder why God does not just take away the emotion of anger from those who want to live holy lives. Being someone who has a certain temper, there were certainly times I wished I could just...
  • Why Do Catholics Believe in Purgatory?
    02 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Purgatory is defined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as follows: 1030 All who die in God’s grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; ...
  • The Time I Doubted the Immortality of the Soul
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    One time, after a very stressful day at work, on my way home, I suddenly felt a certain difficulty breathing. It’s as though no matter how I tried to inhale, I couldn’t take in enough air to sustain m...
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