Category Archives: prayer

Authentic Joy

In this Marie Kondo world, we’ve learned to search for our joy. Today I challenge you to look a little deeper. Don’t ask “What brings me joy?” Ask “What brings me joy that lasts?”  What brings you joy? True joy. … Continue reading

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The Fruits of our Labor

I love how we finish summer by taking a well-deserved break from working to celebrate Labor Day. As my children head back to school, and our routine becomes somewhat normal again, I feel like it’s more of a last hurrah, … Continue reading

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Praying with the Psalms

Today, we’re going to pray with a Psalm. I love this Psalm for so many reasons. As we swelter in these dog days of summer, I long for the shelter of God’s wings. As I wrestle with vacation plans or … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Head Above Water by Avril Lavigne

Sometimes we are so busy in the struggle that we forget to ask for help. We are like Peter who starts to sink when he looks at the size of the waves he is already walking on. Look up. Your … Continue reading

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Never Forget

Today we remember. We remember those who have given their lives in military service. We remember those who embarked on a career that was guaranteed to put their life at risk.  It is easy to miss the individual as we … Continue reading

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Look to Mary

May is traditionally known in the Catholic faith as the month of Mary. In this month we celebrate the woman who was chosen to bring the Son of God into the world. She has only a few passages related to … Continue reading

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Come to the garden with me

Every year [on Holy Thursday], my family and I enter [adoration] and pray for a while after the main service has ended. Sitting with Jesus in His agony is a powerful and emotional moment for all of us. However, this … Continue reading

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Jump-start your Lent

How is your Lent going? If you need a little jump-start, try this prayer. It’s beautiful. God, Once again – For it is certainly not the first time You call me to return to the center that is you To … Continue reading

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Day of Prayer Retreat

Join me on Sunday March 10, from 1-5 for the Let There Be Peace Prayer Retreat at St. Austin’s Catholic Church in Austin, TX.  I’m excited to be speaking to you about prayer along with Michael Flahive and Laurie Kertz. … Continue reading

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God and IKEA

Have you ever tried to put IKEA furniture together? It’s always intimidating to open the many page document filled with pictures, numbers, and not a single word in English. Even more, you know that each step has to be done … Continue reading

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