Speak Something New

We can only speak in a way that makes us open to the wildly creative, incomprehensible, and wholly incredible Spirit of God that transforms us and our world, making all things new.

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Don’t be Catholic to be “Happy”

When we look to the Lord to satisfy our desire for happiness, we can become addicted to the gifts God gives, spiritual highs, the Catholic title, etc. We fall into this false mentality that God’s plan for us is what will bring us the most happiness. But the truth is that we are not meant to desire God’s plan because it makes us happy.

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Jesus was Triggered: Being Righteously Angry

Anger is a powerful emotion, and it drives quite a variety of actions. It can be used to wound people, but can also be used for good. This emotion is something we are allowed to feel.

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Loving a God You’re Angry With

I felt hurt and betrayed by the Lord when I knew that He never relented, which left me even more confused and withdrawn. If He was perfect love, why was I angry with Him?

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Making Friends When You’d Rather Stay in: Introverting 101

There is nothing wrong with being an introvert. Your goal shouldn’t be to figure out how to be an extrovert. I promise that they don’t have a monopoly on making friends.

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I Thought They Were the One

Breaking up with someone you thought was “the one” can easily cause you to feel deceived or misled. Why would God build you up like that and let it be taken away?

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#MissionLife: How to Share Your Mission Trip Without Being the Worst

But in our social-media-consumed world, sometimes the first inclination when we go on mission is to come back and to post a glamour shot surrounded by minorities from an impoverished community to Instagram with a trite caption featuring a bible verse and cute little saying about how much more was received than what was given.

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“Endgame” and Heroic Virtue: Whatever it Takes

For each Catholic, the goal of earthly life is heroic, saintly virtue. And true, our heroism doesn’t involve flying and fighting aliens, but it is still not a far cry from the life of a superhero.

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The Odd One Out

Your parents might not understand the beauty of adoration, even after explaining it time and time again; and maybe your siblings won’t be able to wrap their heads around skipping a school dance for a retreat, but hopefully, they will understand your love.

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Billie Eilish, Death, Darkness, and the Beauty in it All

Art that focuses on darkness and even death can express evil, which takes different shapes to infiltrate it’s way into our lives — even in the name of art. Yet God has created us to encounter what is good, true, and beautiful.

But shocker… death has a beauty of its own.

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