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Faith Kayak Prayer Purpose Social Media Uncategorized

Kayaks, Vanity, and Heaven

Last weekend my hubby installed the rack for our kayaks onto my car. While it's still too cold for me,...
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COVID-19 Relationships Self Care Uncategorized

Treadmill Trash

I called our garbage company to schedule a pick up for the treadmill. The conversation went thusly: me - I...
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Catholic Church Faith Prayer Purpose Spiritual Direction Uncategorized

Trepidation and Grace

I remember being 17 when my mother was going through the dresser drawers in my bedroom as she was putting...
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Catholic Church Easter Faith Family Pandemic Prayer Uncategorized

Father, Into Your Hands…

About 21 years ago our youngest daughter, Lillian, contracted a bronchial infection that almost took her life. She couldn’t breathe,...
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Anxiety Depression Family Mental Health Purpose Self Care Uncategorized

Oh, Little Girl…

I used to think that people who said that they were 'seeking their inner child' were tree-hugging, pot-smoking, yoga-ing, new...
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Faith Prayer Purpose Relationships Self Care Social Media Youth Ministry

Going Dark to Let in Light

I'm going dark for 40 days... and I'm pretty excited about it. ✔️Facebook suspended ✔️Twitter on notice ✔️Instagram pic updated...
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Anxiety Conversion Depression Faith Ministry Prayer Purpose Retirement Self Care

Greater than All-You-Can-Eat

Have you ever been to one of those all-you-can-eat buffets? I'm talking about the really big ones that offer too...
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Conversion Faith Family Marriage Relationships

Happy Thanksgiving

As we beging the secular descent into holiday hell, which seems to have replaced the holy season of Advent and...
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Catholic Church Faith Politics Relationships

Civilize It and Retreating

Yesterday, I posted the following on my personal Facebook wall: "The US Catholic Bishops just put out a paper on...
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Catholic Church Conversion Faith Prayer Saints

I Believe, Help My Unbelief

Is there a God? I believe there is. I'm a cradle Catholic; tick all the 'sacrament' boxes, attend Mass on...
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Catholic Church Faith Relationships

Mean Girls on the Soccer Field

I look forward to the day when women will be nice to each other. Women can be the most loving...
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Conversion Faith Monica

Things I’ve Learned from my Cat

If you're a regular reader (if not, why?) you'll know that in February we adopted an incredibly shy Russian Blue...
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Dating Kayak Relationships Retirement

Take Her to Olive Garden

[read the next few lines in your best Michael Bolton voice] "When a man loves a woman, Can't keep his...
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Catholic Church Ministry Relationships Youth Ministry

Real Talk with a Youth Minister

[disclaimer: this is a conversation in my head made up of several actual conversations through my time in youth ministry.]...
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Catholic Church Faith Ministry Monica

Dirty Windows to Ministry

My cat is so focused on her unattainable prey.  Monica sits, watches, and waits behind an old, dirty window that...
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Catholic Church Conversion Faith Prayer Self Care

Kosher to Change Your Lenten Offering?

Have you ever changed your Lenten Sacrifice during Lent? I originally gave up wine. Too easy; didn't think it through....
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Catholic Church Faith Family Ministry Youth Ministry

Catechism and the Necessary Memes

Have you ever heard something so stupid it made you think... "This deserves a meme"? I didn't create the above...
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Catholic Church Conversion Faith Ministry Relationships Youth Ministry

The Aha Moment: When Ministry Became About Me

A little over 20 years ago, my husband and I moved to the country where we could raise our two...
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Faith Monica Prayer

God and the Couch

As you may know, I now have a cat. I don't think she realizes that. Monica, our new kitten, has...
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Depression Family Marriage Monica Retirement Self Care

So, This Happened

I always hated cats. Stuck up, prideful animals. I grew up with dogs. My best friend growing up was a...
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