Good Friday is Still Good

As we move through Holy Week in a way the Church never has before and might never again, I pray that our hope will rest in God alone. If we hope only in the goodness of situations or the favorable outcomes that might befall us, I think we’ll always be disappointed. But if we hope in God and His infinite goodness, we will never be let down.

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Mass During COVID-19

While abstaining from public Mass is an enormous loss —- our ability to participate digitally (in this 21st century age of Live Streaming and video recording) is a huge gain.

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Don’t Just Give Up Soda

So, with Lent here, in full effect, remember not to just mindlessly give up something like soda this fasting season. Instead, take the time to internalize the sacrifice you’ve made and try to reflect on the sufferings of Jesus during this time.

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40 Ways for 40 Days: Staying Rooted in Prayer this Lent

Let each of the following prayers act as an inch to your tree of faith this Lent. Each prayer is designed to lead you more deeply into this season and the majority can be prayed in 10 min or less. Pick and choose one prayer for each day or simply repeat one of these prayers for the 40 days of this season.

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To Everyone Who’s Ever Been Distracted at Mass

You wake up at 8 am on a Sunday to go to Mass with your family. You’re doing great during the readings, listening attentively, noticing connections between them. You even stay awake for the whole homily, even though you can’t quite understand the visiting priest’s accent.

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Not Your Ordinary Advent

For the past few years, I have served as an editor and resource project manager for Life Teen. Although not my original, perfectly laid out plan for my life, I have found deep joy and purpose in what I do, reminding me that God’s plan for our lives is always […]

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10 Songs You NEED to Add to Your Worship Playlist

Worship becomes a prayer that we sing over our lives and sing over our hearts. Any place we are at in our spiritual journey, worship can speak the truth of God’s love and God’s mercy when we most need to hear it. Here are 10 worship songs to amp up your prayer this month.

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Your Prayer Starter Kit: 10 Things to Help you Pray Today

Everyone loves Top 10 lists so here is a list of some of my favorite practical tools and strategies to help you get started or improve (or start) your prayer life (in no particular order).

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Things the Bible Won’t Tell You

We’re looking for an answer. We toss up a Hail Mary, close our eyes, open the Bible…and point. Bible Roulette. The answer to all of life’s questions. Right?

Wrong. So wrong, y’all.

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My Favorite Prayer Tools

I always feel a tinge of guilt when my mind suddenly wanders off or my hand goes towards my phone in the middle of prayer. But by God’s mercy and grace, He has led me to different tools that I can use to have a deeper and more meaningful time spent in prayer.

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