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Lift Me Up, Lord

Building a sense of safety requires trust—not reliance on others, but trust in the strength and beauty of our innermost selves, made in the image and likeness of God. For me, this has been one of the most difficult parts…

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She Pondered

What does it mean to ponder? I seem to be doing a great deal of pondering lately. Situations, experiences, people, events and stirrings in my heart which I continue to keep in my heart and add to the well of…

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The Bridegroom’s Bouquet

Have you ever felt rejected? “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done.” – Acts 4:11 Have you ever felt like pieces and parts, broken and worn? How do they integrate?…

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Jesus the Betrayed Bridegroom

I’ve written these reflections on the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary for those of us who have been wounded by betrayal. Anyone with whom we have allowed ourselves to be vulnerable, trusted or loved has the power to betray us.…

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Relocating the Home of the Bridegroom

Relocation has been a part of my life since I was a young child. My family moved to a different town about once a year, which meant uprooting me (yet once again) from friends, school, church community, and all the…

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“I am waiting like the desert for Your rain; I am bracing like the shoreline for Your waves, Your calming waves; When You move, I can’t recover; I get wrecked when I rediscover more. When You speak, I see new…

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Abiding in the Living Waters

I have just returned from a week-long Living Waters training conference called Sexual Redemption and Integration, at the Theology of the Body Institute. My Mom and I were honored to serve together on the ministry team, a humbling and sacred…

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Light in the Darkness

“I feel like I’m in hell.” During times of intense suffering, it is not uncommon to hear someone relate their experience to being in hell. In fact, I hear it said often in the course of ministry to those recovering…

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