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Depression Faith Retirement Travel

Even the Dark is not Dark for You

After 2 glorious weeks in Jerusalem - sunny every day, not a single cloud in the sky, and temperatures in...
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Catholic Church Faith Ministry Prayer Relationships Retirement Travel

Where Have We Been and Where are We Going

Deacon Jerry and I have been really busy with family and I've seriously neglected this blog and our YouTube Channel......
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Catholic Church Faith Prayer Youth Ministry

Let’s Huddle

Social Media has been buzzing - more like screaming - with posts and messages about the latest scandal in the...
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Catholic Church Ministry Relationships Youth Ministry

The Elephant and Discipleship

2 Words: Catholic Pennsylvania Actually, the elephant is no longer in the room. Everyone is talking about the violence against...
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Depression Faith Marriage Ministry Retirement Self Care

90 Day Lock Up

90 days are a roller coaster, seem like forever, and feel like lock-up. When I discerned out of 20 years...
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Depression Faith Family Relationships Retirement

Don’t Blink

Our treadmill is in a partially finished area of the basement along with Jerry's weight set, universal machine, a freezer,...
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Faith Marriage Ministry Relationships Retirement

Roar and Fear

One of the biggest events for our city is one of trepidation for those who hold preconceived notions of others....
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Depression Faith Ministry Retirement Self Care

Little Girl, Rise

There are days that I allow myself to sit and wallow in my 'unworthiness' wondering how someone like me... an...
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Faith Family Marriage Ministry Retirement Youth Ministry

Why I Quit – Part 3: Philosophies

When I was hired by a local parish as their Director for Youth & Family Ministry my husband and I...
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Catholic Church Depression Faith Marriage Ministry Relationships Retirement Retreats Self Care Youth Ministry

Why I Quit – Part 2: The Husband

[warning: this post may be very counter-cultural, even in Catholic circles. not sorry.] November 13, 1993 It sounds cliche, but...
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Depression Faith Ministry Retirement Self Care Youth Ministry

Why I Quit – Part 1: Ministry Burnout

So many people have asked why I chose to leave my position in youth ministry, especially when I loved it...
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Faith Marriage Ministry Retreats

An Unassuming Affirmation

A few years ago I attended a retreat where I journeyed with a small group of women on a 3-day...
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Catholic Church Faith Marriage Prayer Retirement

The Hinge in Transition

Last night was my final evening with our middle school youth and we ended, as we always do every week,...
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Faith Family Marriage Ministry Retirement Youth Ministry

Courage, Dear Kathleen

"But no one except Lucy new that as it circled the mast had whispered to her, 'Courage, Dear Heart', and...
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Faith Ministry Retirement Youth Ministry

Becoming an Ex

Only 1 week left, technically 2 days, before my parish ministry position ends as a full-time youth minister. I will...
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Faith Ministry Retirement

Who gives 5 weeks notice?

I did. After 20 years in active youth ministry, I quit my full-time parish job... which I loved. It wasn't...
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