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TAX SAVING IDEAS
In Mark 12:17, Jesus said to pay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, but if Caesar creates rules that allow you to lower your taxes . . . then take advantage of those opportunities! Here are some tax saving ideas.
Adjust the number of dependents claimed on your W4 form so you are tax neutral.
Boost your retirement savings and reduce your taxes by contributing to a qualified retirement plan.
Take advantage of a health spending account and a child-care reimbursement account if your employer offers them.
A child born, or adopted, is a blessed event for your tax return. An added dependency exemption will knock $4,050 off your taxable income.
Saving money on your taxes isnât just an April 15th tax-day exercise. Monitor your income and expenses to save on your taxes all year long.
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In this episode Fr. Thomas Loya looks at the reaction to the Texas flooding with the Catholic world view. We talk about the both/and/and approach to seeing all sides of everything and about how true authenticity is the key to stemming isolationism.Â
Counter Position- Episode 309- Heeeeeeeâs Back! Andrew Returns from His Hiatus with More Ranting, Musing, and Everything You Love In this episode Andrew returns from his break from the show, explains why he took an unplanned hiatus, and gives a forecast for his media endeavors going forward. Then, Andrew tells the story of his friend Mikeâs untimely death, his experience of that, the timely blessing that came from this tragedy, and what that all means for him and his project Calix, followed by the story of a FB dust up, a commercial for Disarming Beauty by Fr. Julian Carron with a key idea contained within, his history as the fat guy and a new diet, and finally a rant about people taking too long in the confessional. Plus, so much more!Â
Special Guest Jason Stellman is joining Mark and Michael today as they discuss his book Misfit Faith. Jason is the author of Misfit Faith along with other works (available on Amazon and bookstores everywhere). You can also check out theÂ podcast Jason co-hosts':Â Drunken Ex Pastors.
I am traveling too early to do the show this week, but I didnât want to leave you hanging. So how about a Fearless freebie: the Intro and Chapter 1, before itâs available on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible!
Mary âmagnifiedâ the Lord, not because of the words she said or sang in praise of Him, but because Mary fulfilled Godâs purpose for her to the fullest possible degree. Completely unhindered by sin, Mary evolved completely into the person God created her to be, and in so doing, her whole life magnified the Lord. Mary, herself, is the Magnificat.
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Maryâs name is from the root for myrrh, meaning bitter. The tree sap that produces myrrh gathers in âtears,â when the bark is deeply scored, which are cherished and collected for their extreme value. Myrrh is the balsam of suffering, purification, and death, as it was used as an antiseptic, an opiate to deaden pain, and in the embalming and preparation of bodies for burial.
See how your Mother loves you? She helps ease your suffering, and purify and prepare your soul for eternal life.
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What happens when a prayerful young peasant receives a whisper so powerful that she dares not tell it? She hugs the secret close. And it is incarnated.
Going over and over the reality in her mind, she touches it timidly and unwraps it with equally unspeakable thrill each time. Looking at its significance from every possible angle, replaying the words repeatedly, jumping up and down and twirling around in her soul until sheâs dizzy with the implications, she âponders it in her heart.â
And when someone else, a cousin, reveals that she too knows and understands and believes what unspeakable thing has happened, the riot of praise and poetry and stupendous irony fizz out of her, spreading out in a pool of song that runs up the sides of the hills of history like a wave.
This is Maryâs Magnificat. This is Maryâs Song. Hers is the song of the Church.
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When my sister was little, she ran to my mother after a nightmare. Attempting to soothe her fears, my mother told her she should pray to Jesus and remember He is always with her. With worry wrinkling her forehead, my sister replied, âBut Mama, I need somebody with skin on âem!â
The tabernacle and its Ark of the Covenant were the Old Testament expression of Godâs desire to be present with His people. Jesus, our new Covenant, and Mary our new Ark, carry this expression forward into the Church, where God is still present on His throne.
The stunning vintage samplers crafted by my motherâs respectful fingers might take your breath away.
Hundreds of thousands of colorful hand-stitches and hours of painstaking concentration and deliberation go into these linensÂ of love, such as this Quaker Sampler called Vierlande 1826. Doesnât it make your soul sigh just to look at the joy that left her hand? Delicate finery is fearfully,Â wonderfully made.
The Old Testament tabernacle veil teaches that you, Dear One, are also uniquely âstitchedâ together with a similar unrepeatable purpose, careful respect, and wondrous appreciation. Do not doubt your wonderful nature, for you are âfearfully and wonderfully madeâ (Psalm 139:14).
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My pastor loves the liturgy; he uses incense like a fumigator when itâs called for. By the end of the weekendâs MassesÂ you have to part the smoke with your hands to see the altar. The old ladies cough and sneeze and dab their rolling eyes, but I love the way it gets in my clothes and hair. I take it home and inhale the scent of prayer for the rest of the day. Combining incense, liturgy, sacrifice, and prayer was Godâs idea!
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The fulfillment and interpretation of all Old Testament things, Jesus is present in the Eucharist. He feeds us; we can live forever with God by becoming one with, eating, this new Bread of the Presence.
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Like Moses, his priesthood and elders, and the Jewish Sanhedrin after them, the Church is âwatched overâ and illuminated by the ministry of the priestly and apostolic Magisterium. The Deposit of Faith, which includes the Bible and Sacred Tradition, has been guarded and preserved for us for two millennia by the teaching authority of the Church.
As Saint Paul commands, we need both Scripture and Tradition: âSo then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth [tradition] or by letter [scripture]â (2 Tim 2:15). The world needs this light and truth. âThere is an organic connection between our spiritual life and the dogmas. Dogmas are lights along the path of faith; they illuminate it and make it secure. Conversely, if our life is upright, our intellect and heart will be open to welcome the light shed by the dogmas of faithâ (CCC 89).