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Fruits of the Spirit: Chastity

Generally this is the least popular Fruit of the Spirit, but in reality it is the most beautiful. This is where we live most fully the value that we have in God’s eyes. We are precious, beautiful creations who are … Continue reading

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Doubting Thomas

The first Sunday of Easter always has the story of Doubting Thomas. (John 20:19-31) You know the one. Thomas comes in, having totally missed Jesus’ appearance to everyone else. Pretty sure that they are messing with him or that they … Continue reading

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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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Come Be My Light: Instructions

I mentioned in my post on Come Be My Light, that we are all called to bring the light of Christ into the world. As this call was ringing in my soul, the readings at Mass were filled with light as … Continue reading

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Breathe

Life has been a bit busy around here the last couple weeks. In fact, it’s been downright crazy. But I love how God shows up even in the craziness. I love how He breaks through the noise and speaks to … Continue reading

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“Who do you say that I am?”

  “Who do you say that I am?” When Jesus asks Peter to state for himself who Jesus is, it is after asking him what others claim. (Matthew 16:13-17) It’s one of those frequently referenced moments when Jesus moves his disciples … 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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The Whole Picture

Okay, I couldn’t stay away until New Years… As I sat at Christmas Mass, I was struck by the breadth of it. We start by placing the baby in the manger, and sing with the choirs of angels – Holy, Holy, … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

Padre Pio is one of my favorite saints. He’s actually pretty recent, having died in 1968. One of his gifts was that of reading souls. He had people wait in line for days to go to confession with him. If … Continue reading

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Real Saints

Kicking off with All Saints and All Souls Day, November is a month to focus on saints, both those among us and from ages past. Most times, this is so boring. I have always hated the whitewashed stories out there. … Continue reading

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