Category Archives: saints

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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Rejoice

We know we were made for holiness. We know that we need to shine our light. But what if we don’t have any light to shine? What if we can’t find our light at all? Not to worry – we’ve … Continue reading

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Called to Holiness

I asked a group of middle school girls, “Who wants to be a saint?” Tentatively two of the ten raised their hands, and the rest were very clearly shaking their heads “no.” The reasons were all about the same – … Continue reading

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What makes us different?

What is it that makes us human? It’s hard to tell sometimes. Is it intelligence? I’m pretty sure that there are some squirrels in my back yard that could beat me on some intelligence tests. The use of tools? That … Continue reading

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Music Monday: The Saint That is Just Me

I am so very imperfect. I mean, truly imperfect. I want to be like so many of the amazing saints I have learned about, and most times I just can’t. For sure, I can’t be like the whitewashed perfect stories … Continue reading

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Receiving the Gift

  So that we might obtain this life of happiness, he who is true life itself taught us to pray, not in many words as though speaking longer could gain us a hearing. After all, we pray to one who, … Continue reading

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Reset

Every once in a while, we just need to push the reset button. Life is busy. Kids are crazy. Emotions are rolling. Things are moving in the wrong direction. Everything is in the right direction, except it’s all just a … Continue reading

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Light in the Darkness

As we work our way towards Lent, we approach a very bleak season. All the flowers will be replaced with empty branches. The music at church becomes somber and serious. We are called to refrain, to hold back, to limit. … Continue reading

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Lord, let me love you

“Lord, help me to love you to the best of my ability. Then, increase my ability.” I heard this prayer recently, and I love it. I can only do so much. I can only love so well. I only know … Continue reading

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Want to be a Saint?

I would say that most of us don’t think we can or even want to be saints. Doesn’t being a saint mean suffering, praying all the time, levitating, working miracles, and generally being perfect? Who among us could live up … Continue reading

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