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God understands us best

God understands us best Sometimes, we can feel desperate in our attempts to be understood. Our various methods of communication are shallow when we need depth. Our deepest desires are to be known and loved, so a lack of effective communication makes us feel isolated. Our words are hapless attempts to translate o...
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

It's time

It's time It’s time. For me, it seems like the Christmas season glided so quickly into Ordinary Time, and how soon Ordinary Time is coming to a close—Lent begins next week! It’s time to pray about how we can enter the desert and prepare for the resurrection of Christ. Although Lent is diffi...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Trusting in God's Unfailing Love

Trusting in God's Unfailing Love A friend of mine recently sent me a handwritten copy of the Litany of Trust. It starts out with the words, “From the belief that I have to earn Your love: Deliver me, Jesus.” After I read this, my heart stopped. The truth of this one statement spoke to me so clearly that I knew in an in...
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Thursday, February 28, 2019

The Absurdity of Reality

The Absurdity of Reality Imagine: we are gathered with our family and friends, waiting for a report on a very serious, life-changing operation for a dear friend. Finally, someone brings the good news that the wait is over. The operation was enormously successful, and we can celebrate! But instead of expressing our exciteme...
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Word of the day

Word of the day One of my friends got involved in Toastmasters, an organization that focuses on improving public speaking and leadership skills. One aspect of the first meeting she attended was the Word of the Day. Participants were encouraged to use the word as they could in their speeches, interactions, and dial...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Newman Club truly is a ministry

Newman Club truly is a ministry Though Christians are not supposed to be deceptive, “Newman Club” is indeed a deceptive title.  It is not until one looks at our mission statement for“Catholic Campus Ministry” that they realize the Newman Club is not a club but a ministry. Other clubs throughout campus...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Our decisions matter

Our decisions matter Our decisions matter. They are not arbitrary happenings, nor are they irrelevant to the rest of the world. As Pope Benedict XVI wrote in Introduction to Christianity, our end “is based on decisions…the final stage of the world is not the result of a natural current but the result of res...
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Advent is upon us!

Advent is upon us! When many of us make our lists this time of year, we probably include decorating, shopping and baking; but fasting, extra praying, giving alms and doing penance may not make the top of the list. However, I'm on a mission this year to make Advent the penitential season it's meant...
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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Learning how to trust God

Learning how to trust God I have a bit of difficulty trusting God. I don’t doubt God’s absolute love for me and desire for my every good. I simply don’t understand how I can trust him. Joseph Ratzinger (Pope-Emeritus Benedict XVI) explains in his “Introduction to Christianity” that, “As t...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Talk fans flames of passion for family and marriage

The Love and Fidelity Network posted a talk that fanned the flame of my passion for the importance of the family and a strong marriage culture. Helen Alvare, JD, a law professor, author, and speaker with an impressive list of accomplishments and involvements in the Catholic, family, and marriage wo...
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018