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Weathering the Storm

I recently sat inside our family’s RV on a Sunday afternoon, watching the lightening, listening to the thunder, and seeing the raindropsRead more »

Broken Windows: A Response to the Sexual Abuse Scandal

A Small Lantern in a Storm My heart has been broken.  My mother, the Church, feels as if she’s being ripped apart.  Anger,Read more »

LovingTheRestlessHeart

Loving the Restless Heart

First shared on social media yesterday in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, we thought we’d go ahead and share in blog postRead more »

What I Learned in the Walmart Parking Lot

Life weighed heavy on me: the loss of employment and relationships and financial difficulties that go with it; a son’s medical issues andRead more »

HisCreationisMyChapel

His Creation is My Chapel

by: Linda DeliaSo I missed daily Mass this morning. I chose (made?) His creation my chapel. I found Him in the silence and began a litanyRead more »

I see Him, and He sees me.

One of my earliest childhood memories involves my grandparents taking me to a church very early in the morning. So early, IRead more »

The Rigorous Road to Confession

I remember my first face-to-face confession in 2011 so vividly. I was at a youth conference with hundreds of others, and I felt moved in myRead more »

Military Friendships: Bringing Me Closer to Jesus, One Duty Station at a Time

“God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle. In the company of friends, we will find strength toRead more »

Fifty and Fabulous

by: Maurisa MayerleA year ago, as I turned forty-nine, the panic set in. How did fifty years fly by so soon? I was dealing with rollingRead more »

Summertime Sadness

*some quick ways to cure summertime boredom and blues*   This is my first year as a teacher, and it’s wild that as someone whose outRead more »

Keep to Basics: In Life as well as in the Spiritual Life

I thought my car sounded funny as I was pulling out of my driveway. There was a large truck barreling down the gravel road, so I thoughtRead more »

Hello, Depression, My Old Friend

Hello Depression, My Old Friend…

Welcome to this installment in the series REAL AND RAW – SOUL-STIRRING STORIES, a series focused on taking a candid look at theRead more »

Anxiety, Change, and a Whole Lot of Trust

Not too long ago, I was surveying the to-do list of what seems a million things as my family adjusts to our newborn, my postpartum medicalRead more »

A Fork in the Catholic Homeschool Road

A Fork in the Catholic Homeschool Road

by: Martina KreitzerSo, imagine my surprise on the heels of seven years of homeschooling last year when I seemingly made a hasty decisionRead more »

“You Shall Not Pass!”

I read this past year (I do not recall where) that mercy is that love that keeps evil at bay. Mercy does not permit evil to progressRead more »