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Do you know me?

Do you have that friend who has known you forever? Someone who can finish the story you tell about “That time when…,” or someone who knows something is wrong just by the tone of your voice? They haven’t just known … Continue reading

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Invited

It’s funny how sometimes all you need is an invitation to do something you had permission to do anyway. As I taught my middle school group this weekend, we talked about church, and how church is so much more than … Continue reading

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Doing Good

  “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” -Saint Augustine It is so easy to … Continue reading

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Small Things

  The smallest things can make the biggest difference. In the Gospel of John, there is a moment when Jesus tells a man, Nathanael, that He saw him under a fig tree. Immediately, Nathanael says, “Rabbi, you are the Son of … Continue reading

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Stillness

To continue the theme, this whole concept of being still has been coming up everywhere I go. People want to be still, but just don’t know how to do it. They have lives that are full and crazy and chaotic, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

If I know a person who has a problem lying or some other issue, it’s pretty easy for me to see that I want better for them and to appreciate them despite their foibles. However, when it’s someone close to … Continue reading

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Money, Money

 “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mt 19:24 NAB) A friend of mine was talking about working in Ethiopia. Not … Continue reading

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Friend or Pet?

I heard an interesting question the other day- “Do you treat God as a friend or as a pet?”  I wasn’t too sure what to do with that one, and then the person clarified.  Friendship is based on a mutual … Continue reading

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New Saints

Do you have someone in your life who inspires you?  Someone who you know you can go to for support and guidance, or someone who lives a life that you would use as a model for your own?  Whether it … Continue reading

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Unexpected Friends

In the exchange program that we just participated in, there are 10 students selected from our high school to go to South Korea. When I look at this hodgepodge group, I see people who are quiet, edgy, “pretty”, outgoing, conservative, … Continue reading

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