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God: The Ultimate Artist

I don’t consider myself an artist, but I am a creative and a lover of beauty. As such, I have a hard time seeing the arts marginalizedRead more »

The Importance of Decluttering Your Soul

I stood at the doorway of my room, completely overwhelmed just looking at the piles I knew I finally had to deal with. I had been puttingRead more »

Finding God in Trolls

Not too long ago, my family purchased the Dreamworks movie, “Trolls.” It quickly became a hit with our oldest, whoRead more »

CDs and Handshakes

There’s something about getting and listening to a new album that makes me think about the way I was able to appreciate Mass lastRead more »

Why I Veil: A Millennial Perspective

Why I Veil: A Millennial Perspective

This Lent, I started covering my head during Mass. I know, I know- off the Traddie rails, am I right? But hear me out. I wanted Lent to beRead more »

A Magnificat Year

My palms were sweating like crazy. It was only my second attempt at the Sacrament of Reconciliation since returning to the Catholic ChurchRead more »

It’s Your Journey

Generally a positive, upbeat person, it takes quite a bit for me to have a “down” day. But like everyone, sometimes I’mRead more »

When God’s Voice Sounds Different

  I recently found out that I will be needing surgery soon to remove a cyst on my ovary. This isn’t a very abnormal occurrence,Read more »

An Encounter with Christ at Walmart

“…so he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” Luke 10:29 Today, I grudgingly drove to my least favorite place onRead more »

Friends in {Really} High Places

When you love good and holy people it makes you want to be like them. Their words and deeds are admirable, they live their lives with suchRead more »

Shaped in His Image

“O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 If you’ve ever seen aRead more »

By Faith, With Hope, To Love

Recently, I found myself confronted by some fairly powerful, negative emotions centering on an incident which I felt to be a betrayal fromRead more »

Guarding our Hearts and Minds: We Become What We Think About

Since the time my children were little I have always told them that they will become the people they surround themselves with. This meansRead more »

A Reflection Revisited: I am Barabbas

As I sat in Mass this past Sunday I struggled to participate in the Gospel reading. Each year I am choked up by the words that we are askedRead more »

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