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Being Present in the Waiting Room

I love taking my daughter to her fiddle lessons. They’re held in an old two-story house downtown, each room of the house having been converted into an instruction space for a different instrument. Guitar lessons are at the back of … Continue reading

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Internship: The Dream Mission

In the Legion, we call an apostolic assignment a “mission.” Last year, I got the dream mission. Legionary vocation director Father Edward Hopkins welcomed me to SEEK 2017, the San Antonio conference hosted by the Fellowship of Catholic University Students … Continue reading

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Life: What Was True Yesterday Remains True Today

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. – Matthew 16:18 It would be easy to get depressed by … Continue reading

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Confession for Perfectionists

I might be the only person who loves Mondays — in fact, it’s my favorite day of the week. Now that all my kids are in school, it’s the day I get to take the house back from the chaos … Continue reading

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Love and Like

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For our knowledge is … Continue reading

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Praying the Litany of Social Media

I love keeping up with friends and relatives near and far on social media, and being informed and inspired by the things they share. This morning, picking up my phone after my morning prayer time, I was inspired.  What if, … Continue reading

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Lagom: The Swedish Art of Temperance

Over the past few years, our family has been exploring my husband’s Swedish roots. We’ve mastered making Swedish meatballs and the pantry is always stocked with lingonberry jam from IKEA. We’ve tried to incorporate Swedish traditions into our family celebrations, … Continue reading

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The Blood of Horses and Men

“What he loved in horses was what he loved in men, the blood and the heat of the blood that ran them. All his reverence and all his fondness and all the leanings of his life were for the ardent-hearted … Continue reading

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More Tankers than Takers

As I was getting my hair cut in the basement it all came to me. I wish I would have thought of that before my meeting. Sharing it with a brother priest was nice during the haircut, but I wish … Continue reading

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Women of Faith

Even as I was boarding the plane in New York, I still didn’t have a clear picture of what I was supposed to do. I knew it was a Catholic radio station reaching tens of thousands of listeners with the … Continue reading

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