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United

  My third pregnancy was incredibly difficult. Morning sickness grabbed hold of me early and hard and didn’t let go until the day my daughter was born. The medication I took only got me up to the level of feeling … Continue reading

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True Beauty

  I sat in the darkness, praying in adoration with over one hundred high schoolers. The monstrance holding the Eucharist was a beautiful, golden cross surrounded by a table of candles and spotlights drawing your attention to Jesus in the … 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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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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Bless This Mess

I love how we don’t want to bother God with our messes. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m pretty sure it’s you, too. There’s all this mess, and we’ve got it. Or we don’t, but we sure don’t want to … Continue reading

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Calling

God called Adam, “Where are you?” God called Isaiah, “Whom shall I send?” God called Eli by name, “Eli, Eli.” None of these callings was to discover the location of the person being called. God knew exactly where Adam was, … Continue reading

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Silent Night

I love Midnight Mass. Nothing more can be prepared or bought. Christmas Eve gatherings are done. Christmas morning is almost here. And the waiting is over. Our Savior is born. The thing I love about Midnight Mass is that it … Continue reading

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Riding the Rapids

We were tubing down the Frio River many years ago, and our then 5-year-old daughter was going over some rapids that made her really nervous. She was bouncing her around on her tube, and she was not in control. We … Continue reading

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A little bit closer

My husband and I started dating in high school and continued through college. Unfortunately, we were at different colleges that were 700 miles apart. Not nearly close enough for even a weekend visit more than once a semester. All this … Continue reading

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Wanderings

“Why do you let us wander, O Lord, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not?” (Isaiah 63:17a) This verse is from the first reading from Advent this weekend. It’s an interesting rant, isn’t it? … Continue reading

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