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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Giving the Gift of Presence

When I went to visit my mom in the nursing home this week, O Come, O Come Emmanuel was piping through the intercom. Garlands and Christmas ornaments were hanging from the ceiling, the Christmas tree was up in the visiting room, and the nurses were doing their best to make things a bit merrier for […]

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Are You Expecting?

Somewhere in our family photos is a picture of me about the age of three, standing on my tiptoes, looking out our front door. My grandmother had just told me that Jesus was coming, and with the complete trust of child, I took her literally and began to peer out the window to see if […]

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An Advent Challenge

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Today is the official start of Advent, one of the busiest times of year. For most, the weeks leading up to Christmas are full of hustle, bustle, shopping, decorating, and preparing to entertain family and friends. But […]

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