Author Archives: Kerrie Rivard

About Kerrie Rivard

Originally from Canada, Kerrie, Paul and their 6 children now live in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Kerrie studied Education, majoring in English literature and history at the University of Alberta, and now works in communications and leadership training for the Regnum Christi Movement. She is passionate about helping others to know the love of Christ and experience the joy of living their God-given mission. Reading is a fatal addiction for Kerrie, and her favorite books include Ralph Martin’s “The Fulfillment of All Desire” and Sigrid Undset's "Kristin Lavransdatter". Kerrie considers dark chocolate a sign of God’s love for her, and her favorite places are a nice white-sand beach with her family, and being in front of the Blessed Sacrament.

Changing the world like David did

King David knew Mercy before mercy was cool. He longed for the healing love of a savior before Christ came to change our world forever. The psalms chronicle his repentance and desire for Merciful love in raw and human ways. … Continue reading

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Surviving Summer

A lot of moms I know (…that’s code for the fact that I’m talking about myself…) survive the May madness of end of school activities by focusing on a blissful vision of summer… Sleeping in, time to read, go for … Continue reading

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When we have no words

Lately, it seems this country has been saturated with confusion, anger and division.  We are a nation on edge, a people searching for meaning and security, and quick to blame each other for all of the problems we face or … Continue reading

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Meeting myself through Mercy

I love to have goals. And I love to have a plan to accomplish those goals, and even better, life-hacks to help me accomplish that plan more easily.  I’m not alone in this, hence the rise of the ‘listicle’ in … Continue reading

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Meeting Mary through Mercy

The experience of beauty belongs to the individual because it takes place in a person’s mind and heart.  It resonates, it evokes, and it speaks in the interior of the person.  A picture is worth a thousand words but our … Continue reading

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Meeting Mercy

I fled Him, down the nights and down the days; I fled Him, down the arches of the years; I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears I hid from Him, … Continue reading

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When it’s out of your control

At 4 am Monday morning my alarm clock went off.  Actually, my husband’s alarm clock went off. Mine was set for the much more sane time of 5:45 am, the start of a normal day for our family of 8. … Continue reading

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Wasting time

My youngest child is a living pause button in my life.  At 6, he is too little to know the pressures and programming of homework and club sports, and too much of a little boy to be stressed out by … Continue reading

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What Francis didn’t say

I think Archbishop Kurtz summed it up well by saying that being in Philadelphia with Pope Francis this week was like being on retreat, like hearing again that “original call” from Christ. And while the Holy Father’s words were incredibly … Continue reading

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