2017-08_LT-OverthinkingPrayer

Don’t Overthink it: the Simplicity of Prayer

I was always told that prayer was important but whenever I showed up in prayer, I walked away perplexed and frustrated. I knew that I was missing something, but it took that very raw and awkward moment in my life to realize this: I was overthinking prayer.

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Expectations vs. Reality: Letting God Into Imperfection

It is amazing to think of the many moments of my day I allow frustration over feeling like I’m not in control to get the better of me. I often allow my expectations for perfection to affect my attitude, and ultimately my gratitude.

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2017-05_LT-MaryMom

Seeing Beyond the Poop: Mary’s Perfect Love

These images of Mary that peer in from the stained glass windows and stand stoically as a statue in the corner are indeed accurate and true. But, what we see is only the exterior.

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Dear Hailee Steinfeld: We’re More Than “Most Girls”

I just needed to speak from my unsettled heart because you missed the mark on one simple, yet essential thing: we succeed as women when we stop categorizing ourselves — when we stop the comparison all together.

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2017-05_LT-YoungVenerables

You Don’t Need to be Old to be a Saint

Sainthood isn’t just for the old or religious!

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2017-04_LT-GirlFight

When Girls Fight: How to Deal with Lady Drama

She had to say something that would hit you at the core, that would cause you to re-discover everything you are self-conscious about. And, before you can stop it, you find yourself caught in the middle of a full-on girl fight.

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A Teen’s DIY Guide to Starting a Small Group

Sometimes though, in order to welcome in the community God has in mind for us, we need to put in a little work on our end.

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The Martyrdom of St. Stephen is a Perfect Reminder of Why Jesus Came

As much as I don’t want to look at the face of death in this beautiful time, St. Stephen’s story is as much a story of hope and faith as any other, and I’m impressed by the lessons we can learn from this first incredible saint.

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The 10 Books You Should Read this Christmas Break

I read not just to be entertained, but to grow – to learn from the admirable characteristics of heroines, to avoid the mistakes of villains.

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I Won’t Let You Go

In that moment, I was reminded that God is not going to abandon us in the darkness, but will be our light to guide us through that darkness.

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