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For Your Weekend: It’s Time to Go

May 25, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 28:16–20
Have you, like me, ever wondered if you missed your true vocation as a cloistered Carmelite nun? 
I have moments when I don’t want to leave church at the end of Mass. My family joins the rest of the congregation, [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Necessary Inconvenience

June 17, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 9:36–10:8
As a teenager, I had a job waiting tables in a local restaurant. One day, I had a large party, and as I was bringing out a tray full of drinks, I lost my balance, and the entire tray of drinks ended up spilling on one of the men seated at the table.  [...]

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For Your Weekend: Searching for Outsiders

March 11, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 4:4–42
I recently started leading a middle school discipleship group at my parish. Being with 11- to 13-year-olds (two of whom are my children) has reminded me just how much we all have a need to belong. Arguably no one deals with insecurity and the need to belong more than middle schoolers. [...]

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The Lies That Messed With Me When I Deleted Social Media

September 27, 2022

I’ve been off social media for the last twelve weeks. Give or take. I don’t know exactly how long it’s been because I’m no longer paying that much attention to it. But in those early weeks, I could have told you down to the day. This was not because I was coming off a social media addiction; [...]

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I Have Called You Friends (John 15:15)

July 26, 2022

Friendship is not extra. It is not optional for the Christian. It is particularly crucial to the Christian woman. Perhaps you’re already nodding. Perhaps you’re even thinking of the faces of the women who form your Walking with Purpose community, remembering how those women acted as “an elixir of life” to you (Sirach 6:16). [...]

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Keeping Short (Friendship) Accounts

July 12, 2022

How are your friendships? In the Bible study Reclaiming Friendship: God’s Plan for Deep Connection, Mallory Smyth encourages us to take inventory of the type of friend we are by asking, “Are you trustworthy? Do you keep your confidential secrets to yourself? Do you give as much as you take from your friendships? [...]

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We Are Called To Be The Church Even When We Disagree

July 5, 2022

Last year my husband and I went on a marriage retreat. During one of the sessions, the retreat leaders performed an illustration. They asked a couple to go up to the front of the room and stand back to back. One leader asked each partner to describe what they saw. [...]

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Lean Into Other Generations

June 7, 2022

When I was 22 years old, my 23-year-old friend invited me to attend a women’s small group Bible study. Walking into the room that first night, I quickly realized that my friend and I were the youngest—by well over twenty years. Every other woman sitting at that table landed somewhere between the ages of 45 and 75.  [...]

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Do Not Despise The Day Of Small Things

May 24, 2022

“Enjoy the little things in life because one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.” —Kurt Vonnegut
I framed this quote for my kitchen wall years ago, during a season when it felt like much of my day was spent doing inconsequential, [...]

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The True Beauty Of A Home

April 19, 2022

Does the importance of a family decrease when children start to leave the home?
Is a homemaker still needed when the laundry pile is small, “chauffeuring” duties are done, and there are fewer places to set at the table?
Does an “empty nest” signal it’s time for a mother to reinvent herself? [...]

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