Joy is AWESOME! Joy is COOL! It’s a Fruit of the Spirit! Spirit in Life. Spirit in Life Spirit in Life
Spirit in Life: JoyExploring the Fruits of the Spirit in short fun conversations
Episode 3 – Joy gives a quick discussion of the Fruit of Joy.
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Fruit of the Spirit Children’s Song by Bob Baxter
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy || Wonder Kids (guitar cover W-GS) by Ugo Leblond
God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us.
Pope John Paul II
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Young/School Age Children
Look to Him and Be Radiant – Lessons, crafts, coloring pages, book recommendations, and more from a Catholic school religion teacher/Director of Religious Education
Teaching Catholic Kids – parent newsletter published by Our Sunday Visitor, Sunday Gospel reflections, crafts, liturgical season information and saint stories.
Parent-catechists and Parish catechists
Catechist’s Journey – A Loyola Press sister site for Catechists to learn from and share with one another. Joe Paprocki is the website creator and lead catechist.
The Religion Teacher – Jared Dees’ site with weekly lesson plans, activities, and other useful information and resources for teaching your students.
If you or your parish use a curriculum
Sophis Press Curriculum Site – Parents or catechists can use the free downloads for Sunday Gospel lessons, current event lessons (for High School), and using Sacred Art for teaching the faith. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for these resources and to sign up to have them delivered to your inbox.)
RCIA Adapted for Children Resources
Click here to find tons of free resources as well as Holy Owned and Operated’s members-only material.
Prayer to the Holy Spirit
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
What is the difference between lust and love?
During this “season of Valentines” Beth and Kristofer cover this (often unknowingly) confusing and vitally important topic before we dive headlong into the pink and roses and hearts and whatnot.
Beth and Kristofer share how to tell the difference between lust and love, and how to teach that to impressionable minds and hearts.
And they do this in the context of Mortal Sin and Theological Virtue: Lust and Love, respectively.
They also, right out of the gate, point to Nick’s seven-part series about Love as a great resource on our web site for this discussion, which is linked to in the show notes.
Living in this world, but not of it, is difficult, and Beth and Kristofer offer us some pointers on how to do that, particularly in this day and age.
And, no, there is no inappropriate or “parental discretion advised” content in this episode.
But they do get attacked by a tree!