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For Your Weekend: You Have More Power Than You Think

January 27, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 1:21–28
I show up to the internet for the jokes. Whenever I need a break in my daily routine, a quick reel or meme can bring the laughter I need. Although most of these videos and pictures are forgettable, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Cast Your Net Wider

January 20, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 1:14-20
I believe in throwing the doors open wide. In fact, I once started a Bible study and then quit it because the group members wanted it to be a closed group, and I felt strongly that there should always be an open seat for someone new. [...]

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For Your Weekend: A New Year in Christ

January 13, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 1:35–42
As we begin 2024, so many of us are searching: for something new, for something that promises hope, for change. So we dream, embrace the thrill of 365 blank pages, and write down our resolutions. I, for one, [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Promise of Hope and the Fullness of Joy

January 6, 2024

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 2:1–12
It was the first graders that stole the show this year at my children’s Christmas pageant. Dressed in their Catholic school uniform best, they stood in front of the altar and, in all their glory, sang their little hearts out. [...]

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Understanding Joshua 1:9

January 1, 2024

In the Broadway musical The Lion King, there is a beautiful song called Endless Night.” This song, which is not in the original movie, is sung by Simba at a pivotal crossroads in his life. Let me provide some key context for those unfamiliar with this story or who have not seen it recently (warning: there are some spoiler alerts).  [...]

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For Your Weekend: Invest in the Most Important Relationship Your Daughter Will Ever Have

December 16, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 1:6–8,19–28
“Everybody is going to think we’re like the Duggars.” This was the response of one of my kids when I shared that I was pregnant with our seventh child. Concern over what people would think about us felt like the least of my worries. [...]

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For Your Weekend: An Advent Inspired by John the Baptist

December 9, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 1:1–8
Every Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christmas: the Incarnation of Christ, the manifestation of God in the flesh, one with His people in all things but sin. It is easy to reflect only on the first coming of Christ and lose sight of the fact that much like the Israelites of years past, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Set the Advent Alarm

December 2, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Mark 13:33–37
The snooze button: the archnemesis of my early morning marathon training. 
In order to get the most out of the morning hours before my husband and children got up and the most miles in before the demands of everyday life set in, [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Things I Have Failed To Do

November 25, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 25:31–46
Have you ever wanted to crawl out of the confessional? I have, just a few weeks ago, when loving words of correction on the other side of the screen were interpreted as, “You idiot, don’t you know anything?” Caught off guard, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Recognizing the Beauty in the Mirror

November 18, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 25:14–30
Certain things are universal to the experience of women. For example, we have all sat with a friend, heard her complain about her appearance, and thought, “You must be insane! When I look at you, I see your unique beauty, [...]

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