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Live a little…laugh!

A few weeks ago my better half, Dan, came home and was in an upbeat mood and chiming “Hee Hee Hee Hee, Ha Ha Ha Ha, Ho Ho Ho Ho”.  The kids and I ended up joining in at some point, and this activity created a lot of fun and joy for us all to engage in.  He had been to his week...
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Listen

For my psychology internship, I will be answering a hotline for those facing any sort of crisis or contemplating suicide. I haven’t taken my first true call yet, but I have undergone 40 hours of training to help me learn how to be the best I can be when I speak with these distressed callers....
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Let's not scorn the little things

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen a lot of roadkill and fallen items on the road. As I drive past these things, I wonder who moves them out of the way, and I feel guilty that I always leave the problem for the next person to address. In life, every moment is an opportunity for us to show God...
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Knowledge of God

Have you ever impulsively made a decision that seemed so very right at the time, only to spend a great deal of time afterward wondering what in the world you got yourself into?  That’s how I have felt since, one morning after finishing my study of the Acts of the Apostles, I suddenly dec...
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

How to

I want to share with you some insight given at a retreat I attended not too long ago. The priest focused on the importance of reaching out to those on the peripheries and becoming Christ for the least of these. The talk was inspired by the words of Pope Francis and his encouragement for us to reach...
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Thursday, September 07, 2017

Humility, a countercultural quality

Being Christian is definitely countercultural. I find that one of the qualities Christians strive to possess—humility—is particularly countercultural in today's world. We are told to “succeed,” be the best, and to not settle. Having goals and working to reach them isn't a ba...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Why are we here?

Why are we here? I don’t really question God’s existence because it is evident in historical fact and proven miracles. I don’t generally question whether Catholicism is the truth, either, because I understand its validity from my theology classes; but I often question why God crea...
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Feminine Geniuses

Feminine Geniuses While watching the morning news last week, I heard the story of a female obstetrician who was in the hospital preparing to give birth herself when she heard the wails of a mother in labor down the hall.  Knowing the woman’s doctor was unavailable at the time, the doctor and mother-to-be...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Expectations add useless weight to life

Expectations in life can cause much unexpected and unnecessary misery. I’ve started to notice this in so many areas of my life. It affects my interpersonal relationships, my mental health, and especially my overall outlook in life. Expectations are a useless weight that drains the enjoyment a...
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Even life's 'fluff' can help us attain salvation

Even life's 'fluff' can help us attain salvation I don’t know why exactly, but the concept of time enthralls me. As a result, I frequently ponder the differences between what is transient and what is eternal and, therefore, significant. It seems that so few things are eternal, and I wonder how we fabricated so much “filler” for...
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Thursday, July 27, 2017