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A Curly Willow Tree from God

Two weeks ago, I was driving through the countryside. It was a perfect sparkler of a day; the green golden corn stalks were breezing against the azure sky. Everything was invigorating. I had my windows down and music pumping. As…

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The Healing Power of Creativity

Our Lord began wooing me with the beauty of art and His boundless gift of creativity when I was a very young girl. At the age of six, my grandmother began teaching me the art and skill of oil paints…

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The Garden of the Soul

Looking out upon my yard fills me with many emotions… wonder, gratitude and awe for God’s creations.  But there is an area of my yard that I have been purposefully avoiding for several summers… the dreaded weed patch!  This area…

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It was Always Him

If you had told me back in 2018 that one day I would fall in love again and even marry again, I would have laughed in your face and said you were crazy. After a 27 year marriage that ended…

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Dimora: a Reflection on Home

Dimora is an Italian word that means “residence” or “home.” I just returned from the Letino Festival, whose theme this year was Dimora. Letino Festival is held annually at the end of July in Letino, Italy, a small mountain village…

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Ride the Healing Wave

I love my instant pot. I throw in some raw ingredients, seal it tight, press the start button and the heat and pressure build and build until, not long later, those ingredients have been transformed into something wonderful. And then…

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Intercessors with Jesus

How easily the words "I will keep you in my prayers" can slip out of my mouth when I am moved by the need of another. Not that those words are insincere, but my good intentions intersecting my distracted mind…

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Journeying Beyond Self-Rejection

“The root of man’s joy lies in the harmony he feels with himself. Only one who is at peace with himself can be at peace in the world.” – Pope Benedict XVI Over the past decade or so in healing…

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This is How We Fight Our Battles

One of the most important parts of our healing retreats is the small group time. Small groups are the place where sisters can share their experiences more deeply with one another and receive individual healing prayer. What I share in…

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