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Listen for the Voice

My kids talk. A lot. They’re not shy, and they have an overabundance of opinions. They pretty much communicate in some way – words, songs, yelling – from the time they wake up to the time they fall asleep. They…

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Getting You Off Your Game

I saw the dresser tipping, but I couldn’t do anything but scream. My son was angrily pulling clothes from the dresser drawer, which he pulled at just the right angle to tip the dresser over. He righted it, but not…

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Still

Be Still

When the details of life begin to overwhelm, no matter how desperately I try to maintain order. When the chaos begins to swirl. Around… and over… and into… When my heart feels unable to recognize the joy I clearly see…

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Paddle Back to Shore

I was distracted the first few months of summer. Swamped. Work-crazy. Traveled home to help my mom. Baseball tournaments. One vacation, then another. All good stuff. But I may have missed a Mass. OK, maybe several. My list of excuses…

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Faith In God's Plan

Confidence in the Path

Often it is a difficult test that reveals, or reconfirms, where our strength comes from. This month is the anniversary of my father’s death. We said goodbye to him in 2013 and I can hardly believe it’s been that long...…

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Free To Love

A Prayer for a Pure Heart

Loving Father, I want my heart to be completely free to love You, Who are Love itself. Give me a heart free of self absorption, that I might know and love Christ in every person I meet. Give me a…

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