When Your Conversion is Anti-Climactic

I’d hear these talks and hear the way these people spoke about Jesus and His relentless love for them and I’d think to myself, “Does my story even matter?”

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What I Learned by Moving Away from My Best Friend

One moment in particular, this became extremely difficult. I found myself growing and changing in a lot of ways that were not necessarily for the better.

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The 2 Sides of Blessing: Joy in My Pain

I was blessed to be rejected by a person I cared about and I was consequently blessed to feel lonely, unwanted, and inadequate. Real talk: it sucked.

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A Relationship is Not a Reward

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who has faithfully prayed for a solid five minutes in my local adoration chapel and promptly glanced around the pews for ten minutes, looking for a holy hottie to get to know.

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A Mother’s Love

There is nothing quite like the love that a mother has for her child. She pours herself out for her child day in and day out, from infancy, to childhood, through adolescence, and into adulthood. Our mother’s love for us, Mary’s love for us, began at the Annunciation – it […]

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When All the Feels Aren’t Enough

This one’s for all you ladies — I have a hunch some of you can relate to an experience of mine… Once upon a time, I kinda had a crush on a boy. And once upon a time, said boy kinda didn’t necessarily have a crush on me. And so […]

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The New Year You Forgot About

When I was 6 years old, there was a book was on display in the family room. It had a picture of Pope John Paul II on the cover and about 1,000 pages of text about his life inside. And around 11:45 p.m. on New Year’s Eve 1998 I decided […]

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