The Day I Cried at the Farmer’s Market

At the end of the day, it’s not up to me to make the right “political” choice in that moment when I’m faced with a brother or sister who is hurting… it’s up to me to help protect life… and to love.

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The Truth about Diets and Weight Loss: An Interview with Dr. John

Everywhere you look, there’s an ad, magazine cover, or commercial telling you what the new hotness is in diet secrets and workouts. It can be confusing and honestly . . . how do you know what to believe? Don’t let the smiling, skinny people in the ads convince you; you need someone you can trust. That’s why I asked Dr. John Oertle some questions about diets, weight loss, and how you as a teen should approach your health. He’s an awesome, Catholic doctor who’s passionate about sharing the truth about the wonderful body God gave each of us. Enjoy!

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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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51 Creative Ways to Show Mercy This Year

I came up with 51 ideas based off of corporal works of mercy that you can do throughout the year. Some are easy everyday things, others are something you can do with a group of friends, youth group, or even as a service project in college.

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The Swing

Suddenly, a realization hit me: I’m pretty grumpy. I am really worried. I’m overwhelmed by anxiety right now.

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Faith on the Field: Interview with Vanderbilt Kicker Tommy Openshaw

Look for Tommy Openshaw on a Saturday night, and you’ll find him under stadium lights, kicking for Vanderbilt’s football team. Check again on Sunday, however, and you’ll find him at Benton Chapel, joining Vanderbilt’s Catholic community for Mass.

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Where is God?

The worst things will happen. So when you see them, encounter them, feel them, or have them happen to you, know that this is not a reason to dismiss God. He is there.

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Authentic Friendships Made Me a Better Person

If you don’t have authentic friendships I urge you to make this school year count and start seeking God. He gave each of us this gift of friendship and He wants you to receive it.

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Why Being a Girl is Awesome

Because as women we are the crown of creation. God created the oceans, mountains, and the stars, and called it “good,” but when He made woman He said she was, “very good.” That’s how beautiful we are.

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When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

When I was a kid, I once took my RipStik out for a cruise around the neighborhood. I was feeling brazen, so I headed down a hill quite confidently…until I hit a rock and went flying. If only I had learned my lesson then. But instead…this summer I got into […]

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