It’s Not Vanity to Spend Time on Your Appearance

When we take time to make ourselves look good, we should not feel guilty of being vain. Certainly, we shouldn’t get carried away with investing in our appearances, and turn that into an obsession.

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You Need to Talk to Someone About That Thing You’re Struggling With

One time when I was on a retreat God really put on my heart that I needed to speak to my youth minister about something I was struggling with. I felt a huge pit in my stomach.

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Feed Your Drama to a Llama

If you’ve ever found yourself saying, “I can’t wait until _____; I’m tired of all the drama of the people I’m around now,” or something like it – I have really earth-shattering news:

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Follow Your Heart? Yeah, Maybe You Should.

We are made to be filled up every day and then go out to empty ourselves out for others.

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What the Eucharist Taught Me about My Vocation

But my stomach sank at those words.

Just because I am a young Catholic woman, devoted to God, does that mean I’m obviously supposed to be a sister?

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Live in the Pain: How to Find Peace Amid Suffering

Until knee surgery, I knew very little about significant pain. And even now, as I recover, I realize that I’ve got things easy in comparison to many others.

But the message of the cross is the same, regardless. From stubbed toes to terminal cancer, there is a beautiful paradox: suffering and hope.

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God Bless Emotions

You see, in order to mourn — to truly feel the depth of mourning, sadness, depression, guilt, anger, shame, anxiety, loneliness, dread, remorse, fear — we can’t numb ourselves.

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The Day I Realized That God Likes Me

My idea of God’s love was that He loved me just because He was incapable otherwise. But no, He likes me, He delights in me as my good, good Father.

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How I have Overcome my Challenges with God’s Help

When I was just a very little girl I was diagnosed with Autism (Asperger’s) and cognitive delay. Having this made it very hard for me to make friends or even communicate with people, because I didn’t know how to explain things verbally.

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5 Things That Aren’t Helping Your Body Image

There are two kinds of people in this world, the people who struggle with body image and the people who lie about it.

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