The Word Among Us

November 2020 Issue

Forever I Will Give You Thanks, O Lord

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Publisher's Letter

Give Thanks to the Lord!

All of us who are readers of The Word Among Us have different situations going on in our lives. Some of us may feel blessed and supported by our children or grandchildren. Others among us may feel lonely and perhaps forgotten. More »


Give Thanks to the Lord

>What are you grateful for today? Some people make a habit of recording at least five blessings, whether large or small, in a gratitude journal each day. The practice has gained in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. More »

Overflowing Gratitude

When Jim spent seven weeks in the hospital last year combatting a serious infection, he was so grateful for the chaplains and volunteers who brought him Communion several times each week. Although he was too ill to go to Mass, someone cared enough to bring Jesus to him. More »

Growing in Gratitude

Have you ever been so filled with gratitude that you felt you could burst? Most of us have had that experience at one time or another. More »

Special Feature

Murderers to Miracles

Ernie Garcia was twelve years old when he linked up with a gang in Los Angeles. He joined up after his mom, struggling with undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia, tried to feed him and his siblings rat poison. More »

Under the Protection of St. James

I stood in the front of the small Catholic Church looking at the statue of a man mounted on a rearing white horse, brandishing a sword. More »