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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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Born on Mary’s Feast

A Mary Moment Monday post It was cold and clear.  I was pregnant-to-bursting, wearing a shiny red shirt that looked festive but wasn’t warm. Our parish was having a rare midnight Mass in honor of the January 1 feast of Mary, Mother of God, and...
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