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The Holiness of Self-Care

It's often hard to think about self-care, isn't it? When I think of it, I get this image of myself on a beach with my best friends relaxing. But then I put that thought out of my head because it…

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Motherhood: Full of Grace?

“This is SO not graceful right now!” I thought to myself as I leaned half-way into the back seat of my sedan attempting to put my 1 year old in his car-seat with one hand while simultaneously pulling my shirt…

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Freedom – Receive the Gift!

A beautiful truth flowing from the Resurrection and the Divine Mercy of Jesus is that we, His precious daughters, are free. Freedom is ours! That arms flung wide, twirling around, bursting with joy kind of freedom! Can you remember the…

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Purposive Pain

As they go, I had super easy childbirths for the four children I’m raising. Seriously, when seasoned mothers are swapping war-stories in front of terrified mothers-to-be, I have nothing to brag about. I needed no pain meds. Just started labor,…

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Marshmallows And Sacntity

Roasting Marshmallows and Sanctity

My husband is awesome because he loves making campfires.  He’s awesome for a lot of reasons, but every once in awhile, my daughter will ask in her not so sneaky way, “Hey Daddy, how about… we have a little campfire…

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Cross And Mountain

The Crux Move This Lent

I love to go rock climbing. And living in the Mid-Atlantic region, I am blessed to live only a few hours away from one of the greatest rock climbing areas in the world, the Shawangunks in Gardiner, New York. There…

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Fasting

A Season of Self-Forgetting

Cheese. It’s my weakness. My Kryptonite. My Achilles heel. Two years ago, I decided to give it up for Lent. Abstaining is supposed to be difficult, right? I told people of my goal, mostly so I’d go through with it.…

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