Tag Archives: suffering

Magic-God or Real-God?

I am always sharing stories with my family about miracles that God is working in the lives of people that I know. Healings, opportunities being presented, relationships restored, and lives being saved. It makes me wonder sometimes if I am … Continue reading

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Let me do it.

I have been dealing with some health issues with my youngest child lately. I hate when my children suffer. As we work our way through doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, referrals, and tests, I have thought about why this is so … Continue reading

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Sharing the Load

The Fifth Station of the Cross: Simon of Cyrene helps carry the Cross They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. – … Continue reading

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Falling for You

The Third Station of the Cross: Jesus Falls for the First Time   At this point in the story, Jesus has been scourged in the hopes of satisfying the bloodlust of the crowds. Scourging was not a minor beating, but … Continue reading

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God’s classroom

  God gets us ready for things in ways that don’t always make sense to us, doesn’t He? I generally think that if I am going to do something – become a doctor, build a house – then I would … Continue reading

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Peace

“The peace that surpasses all understanding.” This is how Paul describes what your spirit is like when you are filled with the Holy Spirit. Or with faith, or with Jesus, or … I spend my time trying to put into … Continue reading

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Unexpected Blessings

    After my fourth child, I had major postpartum that manifested in anxiety and panic attacks. Looking back now, I really don’t ever want to do that again. It was just awful. But, at the same time, I would … Continue reading

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Yardwork

I am in the middle of a writing retreat – three days of setting everything aside and working on my next book. It’s a time of incredible focus and wonderful progress, as I write with friends who are doing the … Continue reading

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Catholic Guilt

There are several places in the Mass where Catholic Guilt seems to be promoted. I can see where it can be interpreted that way, but when you dive in a bit, the meaning really changes. For example, as the priest … Continue reading

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Never Alone

This weekend, I sat for a moment with the Psalm that we sang about God hearing the cry of the poor. Psalm 34 talks about evildoers being confronted and destroyed, and the just being heard and rescued from their distress. … Continue reading

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