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Life pulls you in so many directions, and the demands on your time and your psyche can seem overwhelming. Experience the joy and contentment that comes from knowing we have stopped striving and are rest in God's unconditional love.
The Grace of Imposed Silence

December 31, 2019

Writing the last post of 2019 feels like an enormous responsibility. There are so many directions to take this. Do I talk about our resolutions? Share my word of the year? Maybe focus on the Solemnity of Mary that’s just around the corner? And I know I should just pick the most important one out of all of these, [...]

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Unexpected Gifts

December 17, 2019

Hello Sisters in Christ! The below is one of my early blog posts, published in 2012. I enjoyed re-reading it and I pray it resonates with you this Advent. – Lisa

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The Millennials' Search for Happiness

October 22, 2019

She scrolled through the list on her phone -- at least fifty names -- one name after the other, along with a description of how far she had gone with each. Most of them she'd slept with on the first date. Longing desperately for love, she wondered if she would ever find it. [...]

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He Sends A Large Fish

October 15, 2019

I might have signed myself up for something really stupid or totally life changing. I won't know for sure until it is over.
I, Laura Phelps, a gifted rambler, lover of my own personal space, and unwavering in my belief that without my presence, my family will fall apart, [...]

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Fearless and Free

October 8, 2019

I had stopped feeling joy. That was the first sign for me that something needed to change- that something was wrong and that I didn't know how to fix it.  Things were happening in my life that should have been getting me excited, that should have been touching my heart, [...]

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Choosing Words and Throwing Out Expectations

October 2, 2019

As a Catholic newbie, I think the biggest mistake I make is trying to figure out God. I sometimes can't help asking myself (and Him) why things happen the way they do.
To be fair to myself, it is human nature to ask, to wonder, [...]

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Accepting Mistakes and Making Peace With Your Past

September 17, 2019

“Terrible” was her response to the question, “How was your afternoon?” 
“Oh, no, what happened?” I asked my friend, expecting to learn of an argument with her teenager or a run in with a crazy neighbor. But it wasn't either of these things. [...]

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This Too Shall Pass

September 3, 2019

As I navigate a long suffering as a result of loving a wayward child, it is not uncommon for well-meaning friends to assure me that, “This too shall pass.”
But I have to wonder...will it?
I think we say this out of the goodness of our hearts. [...]

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Giving God the First Minutes of Your Day

August 27, 2019

What does it mean to live the good life? How can I be happy? What choices will get me there? How we answer these questions has everything to do with the voices we choose to listen to. A life is formed through many small, seemingly insignificant decisions. [...]

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Overcoming Uncertainty with The Virtues of Mary

August 20, 2019

Why is it we can have total confidence and trust in God's plans with everyone else's life, but not our own? It is easy for me to recognize God's hand in your life... in your misery... in your tragic circumstance, [...]

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