2017-09_LT-Expectations

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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A Love That Can’t be Earned

I knew God loved me, but I didn’t feel it after I messed up. The conviction I felt convinced me that God did not love me as much as He did before, and that I could never earn that same love back.

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2017-09_LT-Gentleman

An Introduction to the Real Gentleman

Men, there’s nothing wrong with culturally accepted gentlemanly behaviors like learning how to tie a bow tie, treating a girl nicely, or minding your manners, but we need to realize that being a gentleman is about a lot more than these behaviors. Being a true gentleman starts with building a foundation of manly virtue in our lives.

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The 12 People You Meet in the Adoration Chapel

These are the people you are most likely to meet no matter what chapel you visit.

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Ordinary Time Pro Tips

We don’t need a special occasion like Christmas or Easter to celebrate our relationship with Jesus in the sacrament of Eucharist or to connect to it in a special way.

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Fasting: What Your Prayer Life is Missing

I remember thinking, “How in the world is this supposed to make me a better person? I’m not getting any holier by eating fewer churros at lunch!”

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The Heart of God Behind Bars

I thought of the women, and as I did, words started to rise to my mind: Prisoner. Inmate. Convict. Suddenly, my problem became so clear. I was letting their status define them.

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What it’s Really Like to Pray for Humility

I cannot sanctify myself, and, thankfully, that’s not my job. My job is to love my Savior, to ask patiently and persistently for the grace of humility, and to trust that everything—including my sanctification—is in His hands.

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Be Who You Are: Sharing God’s Heart

Truthfully, every person created possesses a unique part of God’s heart that He wants the world to see, so trying to be like someone else is denying the world part of God’s heart.

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Hurricane Harvey: Finding the Divine in the Disaster

In the wake of tragedy, it’s a question that begs our attention, and for good reason. We ask how a loving God could let something so destructive happen, and how a loving God responds to all of it.

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