2017-08_LT-PrayingForHumility

What it’s Really Like to Pray for Humility

I cannot sanctify myself, and, thankfully, that’s not my job. My job is to love my Savior, to ask patiently and persistently for the grace of humility, and to trust that everything—including my sanctification—is in His hands.

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2017-07_LT-SelfPunishment

Healed in His Wounds: Freedom From Becoming Your own Savior

I knew that through Reconciliation my sins had been absolved, but I still didn’t feel like I had adequately “paid” for them.

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Offer it up: Letting God Redeem Your Pain

As Catholics, we believe that Christ invites us to unite our suffering with His Passion and that, when we do this, our suffering takes on redemptive power.

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2017-06_LT-FeelingGod

Why Praying Matters Even When You Can’t Feel God

I doubted that God loved me because I didn’t feel anything in prayer, so my prayer became little more than seeking out the right emotions. But getting the right feelings wasn’t what I needed.

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2017-02_LT-HonestPrayers

God Wants to Hear Your Most Honest Prayers

Internally, I yelled at God that I felt like He was ignoring me. Couldn’t He see how hard I tried? So why was prayer so difficult? Why wasn’t He acknowledging me? Did He even care?

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2017-01_lt-littleflower

What it Means to be a Little Flower in God’s Garden

But she realized that it was her littleness and child-like faith that made her precious to God, and so it was precious to her, too.

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2016-11_lt-hopeadvent

Hope Doesn’t Always “Feel Good”

My mind reeled uncontrollably, worrying that I’d forgotten important to-dos, obsessing over interactions from the day, spinning with everything that could go wrong between now and the morning.

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2016-10_lt-veiling

The One Devotion That Totally Changed My Prayer as a Woman

The mysterious feeling that kept flooding my heart was femininity.

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2016-8_LT-Vulnerable

3 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

Still, it can be difficult to see why being vulnerable is a good idea. Sometimes, it seems downright foolish. But it isn’t for nothing; it’s for love.

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How Being Shy Led Me to God

One time someone asked me a direct question and I almost forgot to answer. Yeah, that actually happened. You see, I don’t really talk that much. It’s not that I don’t like people; I just don’t feel compelled. I’m what you might call quiet, shy, introverted, reserved…and I haven’t always […]

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