Category Archives: Be Not Afraid

The Value of Simplicity

Have you noticed the austere beauty of the Lenten season? In our churches the lush beautiful flowers have been replaced with barren branches. The decorations are spartan, and the colors are deep and pure. I love the simplicity and space … Continue reading

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Releasing the Names

My heart is heavy today. Today the Catholic Dioceses of Texas released the names of all priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse with minors. As I have said before, it is important that we bring light to … Continue reading

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New Math

There’s a song I would teach my pre-school classes that went, “Love is something if you give it away, give it away, give it away. Love is something if you give it away, you end up having more.” It’s true, … Continue reading

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Walking through fire

Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? When I was little, I had my answer at the ready in case I was ever asked what superpowers I wanted to have bestowed upon me. Because someone was going to ask. … Continue reading

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Saying Yes

I want to say YES to God. Really I do. If He asks something of me, I want to do it without hesitation, without reservation, and without arguing. But that’s not what I do. Probably half the time, I want … Continue reading

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Born

When we had our first child, my husband and I wondered how we would know what to do as our daughter grew older. We had no idea what to do with a ten-year-old, much less a teenager. Fortunately, she didn’t … Continue reading

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Dismissed

Her husband Joseph, since he was a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame, decided to divorce her quietly. Matthew 1:19 So often, Joseph is overlooked or only briefly mentioned in the events leading up to Jesus’ birth. … Continue reading

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Best life ever

Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality, or joy. On the contrary, you will become what the Father had in mind when he created you, and you will be faithful to your … Continue reading

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Don’t just sit there…

Now that we know we were made for holiness, that we live most fully when we let our light shine, and have some tools to help us stay connected to that light, we will finish with a call to action. … Continue reading

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Instruction Manual

I love using Colossians 3:12-17 as a blueprint for life in Christ. The Philippians passage from Wednesday about always rejoicing can be a little hard sometimes. I know there have been times when rejoicing has been about the last thing … Continue reading

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