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Music Monday: Oceans

Okay, I usually only do Music Mondays in the summer, but I have to add this one today. I love the faith and confidence that comes in this song. When we step out, when God calls us to something difficult, … Continue reading

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Believe in Yourself

“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.” St. Augustine As a music therapist, I know that we put ourselves into the music we hear, the art … Continue reading

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Clouds

I was talking to a friend last night about the stunning pictures he had taken during a photography trip to the Grand Tetons. I have been there before, but I’ve never seen it like this. The pictures were fantastic, and … Continue reading

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Seasons

Fall is finally arriving. Summer can take so long to leave in Texas, and I just relish these days when the morning air is crisp and the afternoons are bright with a cool breeze gently waving the leaves and flowers … Continue reading

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Life Changes

When you have a baby, your life changes dramatically. Sleep is never the same, going to a movie is a rarity, and dinner becomes a sport. Before you have children, you wonder why someone would willingly go into that mess, … Continue reading

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Ingratitude

It used to bother my husband when we would give food to a homeless person on the corner, and they weren’t grateful. He didn’t understand how someone who had so little wouldn’t appreciate anything that they were given. His mind … Continue reading

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Gotcha

Have you ever had a “how did I get roped into this one” moment? I can’t tell you how many times I have sat in a meeting thinking, “I’m pretty sure I was going to say ‘no’ this semester…” I have … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

It is so easy to get caught up in frustrating situations. Last week, my daughter was in the middle of one in an organization she is a part of. As I prayed for her, I realized that my prayer and … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Today starts the new school year in our house – even the ones who aren’t in residence anymore are starting today. Summer has officially ended for us. There is so much excitement on the first day. Who is in my … Continue reading

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What Do I Have to Give?

In Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis talks about preachers and how they can be effective, and I think it speaks directly to all of us who want to live as lights in this world. I’ll let him speak: “What … Continue reading

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