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All the Things

(3 minute read) I saw the following tweet recently: There’s a reality in that tweet that I’m sure all parents can relate to. Life seems overwhelming at times and we can all feel like we’re not keeping up, that we’re failing at our job as mom or dad. And in...
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Conversion Stories

(1 minute read) I love to hear conversion stories! My mom is a convert and I grew up hearing her story. She was raised in a Methodist home and had a relationship with Jesus, but she was searching for more. She found it in the truth of the Catholic Church...
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The Power of Pilgrimage

(3 minute read) The day was finally here. I had studied, packed, and planned. I set my alarm, got up early, and arrived on time. I was ready.  We boarded the bus and drove north. My classmates and I were off on a long-awaited class trip: we would spend the...
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Faith and Reason: Miracles

(3 minute read) Although my primary flavor preference is Goodness, the Truth and Beauty of the faith are still fascinating to me. I love to see how God works in so many ways to touch people of all flavor preferences, ages, and times in history. I love to see the...
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The Gift of Hospitality

(2 minute read) When we got married 27 years ago, my husband and I didn’t really know what we were getting into. That’s pretty normal for married couples. But I really think my husband didn’t expect certain things about being married to me: like how much entertaining I’d plan to...
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Knowing Where We Are

(2 minute read) Yesterday I was driving with my oldest son in the car and we got to talking about proprioception—the sense we have of where our bodies are in space. I commented that I didn’t like being next to a jersey barrier on one side and a tractor trailer...
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Seasons of Life

(2 minute read) I love the seasons! I am happy to live in a place where we experience all four seasons and the beauties of them. Of course, not everything about each season is beautiful, but that makes those amazing moments or days so special. I saw a mom with...
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Memento Mori: Who Do I Want to Be at the Hour of my Death?

(3 minute read) When I turned 50, I met with my doctor for my annual appointment and he said, "Now that you’re middle-aged…" I didn’t let him finish. “Let’s face it,” I said. “I’m not living to 100, so I am solidly past middle age!” It’s not easy to face...
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The Church of Bones

(3 minute read) “The Church is made of bones,” our professor stated simply, then continued with his lecture.  My classmates exchanged looks that ranged from skeptical to disgusted. Like, human bones? I could see the question on their faces, but no one dared to ask.  That actually sounds weirdly cool,...
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Sharing the Faith

(3 minute read) A few days ago, I came across this quote posted on social media: “In order to do something well, we must first be willing to do it badly” (Julia Cameron). Is it just me, or do others find that super hard? If I want to do something—bake,...
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