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For Your Weekend: The Necessity of Our Brokenness

April 13, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Luke 24:35–48
When life's storms hit and peace (along with my sanity) flies out the window, it’s hard for me to see straight. The brokenness feels like too much. Paralyzed by fear, I tend to sit in the shards of a broken dream, [...]

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For Your Weekend: When God Gets Personal

April 6, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 20:19–31
In 2008, evangelical speaker and writer Angie Smith found out that her fourth baby would not survive more than a couple of hours outside of her womb. She began blogging about her experience, and two years later, amid my conversion, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Going on the Offensive with Resurrected Hope

March 30, 2024

Dig Deeper into Easter Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 20:1–9
In one of her essays on women, Saint Edith Stein wrote, “Women comprehend not merely with the intellect but also with the heart.”[1] I especially feel the truth of this statement with my children as I’ve studied their unique mannerisms and reactions. [...]

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For Your Weekend: Anoint the King

March 23, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 11:1–10 and Mark 14:1—15:47
Here we are, at the threshold of Holy Week. Somehow, another Lent is all but behind us. As we stand here, I wonder where your heart is. 
Are you filled with eager anticipation as we prepare to enter into the crux of the Paschal mystery?  [...]

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For Your Weekend: One Day We Will See Jesus

March 16, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John:12:20–33
“Sir, we would like to see Jesus” (John 12:20).
There have been so many times that I have longed to see Jesus, touch Him, and hug Him. Countless times, I have knelt in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and imagined Him right next to me. [...]

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For Your Weekend: Don’t Look Away

March 9, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 3:14–21
It was how he held his fingers that got me. I have seen many images of our crucified Savior, but this one differed. It grabbed me because, unlike the familiar, sanitized versions I have grown accustomed to, this one did something to me. [...]

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Examining 1 Corinthians 13:4–8

March 8, 2024

The Bible verses 1 Corinthians 13:4–8 are some of the most popular for weddings. And it makes sense—it’s a beautiful description of what love should look like. But what if I told you that when Saint Paul wrote that, he wasn’t giving advice to newlywed couples but rather to a Christian community that was divided and failing to live out the gospel? [...]

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For Your Weekend: Managing the Highs and Lows of Life

February 24, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 9:2–10
Do you ever find yourself waiting for the other shoe to drop? You’re in a good place, soaking up a moment of genuine joy, and then some intrusive thoughts barge into your head. “This won’t last,” says the voice. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Desert of My Heart

February 17, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 1:12–15

Lately, prayer has been something I’m struggling with. In this season of spiritual unassuredness, I’ve found myself shying away from prayer and settling for the bare minimum. 
Being a mother to an 18-month-old and 5-month-old has changed everything. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Healing Touch of Christ

February 10, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 1:40–45
I have a confession to make. About confession.
I took a 15-year hiatus from participating in the sacrament of Reconciliation. 
Having grown up attending Mass and going to Catholic school, I intellectually understood the consequences of this choice. [...]

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