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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.
For Your Weekend: The Perfect Storm

August 12, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 14:22–33
We recently had some powerful summer storms come through our small Pennsylvania town. It was as though the skies opened up just seconds before I had to leave to pick up my youngest son from camp. I drive a big car, [...]

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How to Live the Abundant Life in John 10:10

August 11, 2023

One of my favorite verses in Scripture is John 10:10: “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” I love that Jesus' desire for us is not merely to exist or cope with our circumstances but to live abundantly. [...]

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A Future of Hope in Jeremiah 29:11

August 4, 2023

In the midst of uncertainty, when we do not know which path to take; during the seasons of our life when the seas are stormy, and Jesus appears to be sleeping in the boat; in times of darkness, when grief has a stronghold on our heart, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Matters of the Heart

July 15, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 13:1–9
I am an amateur gardener. And by an amateur, I mean I buy beautiful plants, do nothing but water them, hope for the best, and when they die, I buy new ones to start the process again. 
Therefore, [...]

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For Your Weekend: When You Don’t Believe John 3:16

June 3, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 3:16–18
Have you ever been at the mall, DMV, or anywhere in public, scanned the scene, and thought, “Really, Lord, You love everyone? Even that guy?” Asking for a friend, of course.
It’s hard to wrap my head around the reality of God’s kind of love. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Lie of Temptation and the Freedom to Fail

February 25, 2023

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 4:1-11
Brené Brown confessed on her Unlocking Us podcast that when praying at Mass, she likes to change the words of some of the prayers so that they make more sense to her. “I always say in the Lord's prayer 'deliver us from fear and shame' instead of 'deliver us from evil.'” She agreed with her guest thatlead us not into temptation implies that God leads us into temptation.”[1] I can understand how people often misinterpret the Bible, [...]

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For Your Weekend: In the beginning…

December 24, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read John 1:1–18
Breathe in: You are here with me, God.
Breathe out: And I am here with You.
I think we all need this little 10-second break to take a breath and come into the awareness and presence of Emmanuel, [...]

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For Your Weekend: Don’t Worry. Be Ready.

November 26, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Matthew 24:36–44
On the first day of my junior year of college, I sat stunned as I heard my professor say, “In this class, I will never tell you when you are going to have a test.” I was outraged. [...]

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For Your Weekend: The Widow Who Never Stops Asking

October 15, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Luke 18:1–8
There was once a time in my life when my prayers to God were bold. I asked Him for everything from revival in the world and miracles in tragedy to things like my sanctification, a husband, acne medicine that I couldn’t afford, [...]

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For Your Weekend

October 8, 2022

Dig Deeper into Sunday’s Gospel: Read Luke 17:11–19
Imagine you are shopping for a swimsuit. It’s January. Your skin hasn’t seen much sun. You’ve enjoyed all sorts of warm breads and festive treats throughout the Christmas season. It’s been delightful. You get into the dressing room with the most unforgiving lights and try the first suit on. [...]

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