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Face-to-Face with the Reality of Advent

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He stood there, transfixed, his head titled back, looking up. He was right in front of the altar, his trucks and tractors forgotten behind him. “Mommy, what happened to him? Who hurt him?” he said, finally turning to look at me. “That’s Jesus,” I said....
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Praying Like I Mean It

I don’t remember when I became such a fan of bearded men, but I think it has something to do with the young man I married nearly a decade ago. His beard reminds me of Kenny Rogers’s beard, but that’s not why I like it....
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Making Disciples: Easier Said than Done

This summer, I’ve had discipleship on my mind. And I know just who to blame. First, I blame my colleagues at CatholicMom.com, because I’ve been part of the Lawn Chair Catechism study this summer, and as a result, I’ve been reading Sherry Weddell’s Forming Intentional...
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Finding Myself in His Sacred Heart

A Mary Moment Monday post When the boyfriend who would become my husband told me he couldn’t go on a hiking date because he had to go to Mass, he pretty much guaranteed I’d be going with him sometime soon. I mean, how could he...
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Trusting God with My Dirt

Spring is well underway–with all its gusty unpredictability, and I’m left with a lot of mud on my hands. It’s on our shoes, in the yard, and seemingly on flat surface of my home on some days. I can’t help but be grateful on so many...
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I *LOVE* Catholic guilt. Here’s why.

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Remember how I shared a quote on guilt a week or so ago from my Lenten reading? Well, here’s the full column it inspired from me… * Why I’m Glad for My Catholic Guilt Every time I hear someone complain about “Catholic guilt,” I want...
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Accepting the Grace of Confession

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Why, oh why, do I procrastinate on the most important things, things like confession? It’s not like I don’t know better. I once took my spiritual director’s advice and went through a stretch of going to confession once a month. I remember how, though life wasn’t...
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