Yeah…but…

I walked into the retreat almost completely defeated. As I shared with my small group, people’s faces went from empathetic to confused as I shared: Things this year have been amazing. We see more and more teens every week. We have a great peer group. We built a brand new […]

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The Weight of Waiting

It was hope wrapped up there in that package. Hope adorned with a silver bow and a card that read, “Save this for your first child.” We unearthed that hope, my husband and I, with that newly-wedded bliss still coursing through our bones. Out it came from the bag full […]

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Arise and Shine (Mark 13:24-32)

Every year around this time the readings look ahead to the “end times.” We hear about tribulation, war, natural disaster, and suffering. We hear that these things will signal Jesus’ coming. Every year, we may find ourselves dismissing these readings as something that is far off or even mythical. But […]

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Hope

“A married woman must, when called upon, quit her devotions to God at the altar to find him in her household affairs.” St. Frances of Rome I was elated bringing my first child home from the hospital. After a very trying labor, all the pain and fear had melted away […]

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“…And He Breathed His Last” (Mark 15:37)

I have never heard this sound, but my mother described it vividly when she recalled the last moments of my father’s life — when he passed from this world into God’s hands.

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