What Are You Opening for Christmas?

My fiancé and I had decided not to exchange presents this year, but all that changed the other day when we each acknowledged that we needed a couple of things. He found a hat that he liked, so I grabbed it from his hands before he could get to the checkout line with it and […]

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This Little Light of Mine

No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. Matthew  5:15 Last Sunday at Mass, the choir sang a beautiful version of This Little Light of Mine, with the addition of “Jesus gave it to me.” […]

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Be Where Your Hands Are

God lives in the present moment. He created us to breathe one breath at a time, and live one moment at a time. Why is it so hard to stay there? In this world of distractions, it seems like everything screams out for our immediate attention. We get stuck in limbo, pulled this way and that. […]

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Let It Be Done to Me

“Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”  Luke 1:38 It is these words of Mary that changed the course of human history forever. With her ‘yes’, she made it possible for God to visit us in the flesh, in the form of Jesus. And […]

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Miraculous Vision

Then he touched their eyes and said, “Let it be done for you according to your faith.”  And their eyes were opened.  Matthew 9:27-31 My fiancé is blind in one eye due to a car accident he was in several years ago, and I often wonder what his experience of the world would be like […]

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When We Cannot See the Road Ahead

How do we know that we are following God’s will and why does that matter? Thomas Merton—a Trappist monk, theologian, and one of the most influential Catholic authors of the twentieth century—wrote a particularly memorable passage in his book, Thoughts in Solitude, that offers insight into this. My Lord God, I have no idea where I am […]

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How to Eliminate Anxiety

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 I don’t know about you, but I still struggle with worry and […]

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