Tag Archives: live

I’m waiting…

God is funny sometimes. I write a chapter in Be Not Afraid about how we shouldn’t fear delays, and God gives me a two month halt in the progress of something I am trying to do. I was going strong, and then … Continue reading

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What do we leave behind?

A couple weeks ago, I discovered a structure left at a local waterfall as I went for a morning stroll with a friend. It’s a neat little piece of architecture that rises out of the water, and looking at it on … 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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Take My Heart

I had a moment this weekend as I prepared to listen to the Gospel. Just before it is read, we make small crosses on our forehead, lips, and chest, and silently pray, “Bless my mind that I may understand, my … Continue reading

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Live It

Last night, I went to a dinner where Father Mike Schmitz spoke. (He talks really fast, but he’s an awesome guy – check out Father Mike’s podcast) One thing he said really stood out to me. Basically, it was that Christianity … Continue reading

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Living It

In a talk, speaker Matthew Kelly said that during Mass each weekend he asks, “If I lived this Gospel fully, would my life be different?” and every time, the answer is “yes”. I think that would be a good exercise … Continue reading

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Big Effects

I saw an old friend last weekend at a school reunion.  After more than 20 years, it was wonderful to catch up with her and see how her life had turned out.  (It’s turned out to be great.)  But, she … Continue reading

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