Author Archive for Nancy Jo Sullivan

Nancy Jo Sullivan has written for Reader's Digest and Guideposts and published with Random House, Multnomah and Liguori Press. Her latest book, SMALL MERICIES, will be released by Loyola Press in April 2012. Visit Nancy Jo at www.NancyJoSullivan.com.

God Can Heal Even the Worst Cases of Family Rivalry, Jealousy or Betrayal.
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God Can Heal Even the Worst Cases of Family Rivalry, Jealousy or Betrayal.

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Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic. When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons, they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13A, 17B-28A […]

...A Sign of Complete Submission to God.
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…A Sign of Complete Submission to God.

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Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, had recourse to the LORD. She lay prostrate upon the ground, together with her handmaids, from morning until evening, and said: “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking […]

Let Yourself be Drawn into the Wonders of Heaven
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Let Yourself be Drawn into the Wonders of Heaven

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While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” Matthew 17:109 When we moved my mom into assisted living, my sister Annie and I cleaned out a […]

Do You Know Your Heavenly Father?
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Do You Know Your Heavenly Father?

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Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. […]

This Lent Create an Inner Room Where Your Only Distraction is God
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This Lent Create an Inner Room Where Your Only Distraction is God

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“But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” (Matthew 6: 1-6) I begin most mornings working out on a treadmill at the local gym where sixteen television screens flash before my eyes. Each channel […]

3-Minute Retreat: Marked with Salvation
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3-Minute Retreat: Marked with Salvation

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The brief reflection below is based on a 3-Minute Lenten retreat brought to you by Loyola Press. At the bottom of this reflection is a link for you to access the retreat. About 10 years ago Sarah, my Downs syndrome daughter, was asked to the senior prom by Chris, a disabled boy she had known […]

3-Minute Retreat: Called to Greater Freedom
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3-Minute Retreat: Called to Greater Freedom

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The brief reflection below is based on a 3-Minute Lenten retreat brought to you by Loyola Press. At the bottom of this reflection is a link for you to access the retreat. In today’s reflection, Jesus invites a rich man to invest in eternity. Give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven… […]