The Simplest Prayer

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance. In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings. Romans 8:26 Have you ever wanted to talk […]

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You Are Never Alone

“O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You understand my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down;You are aware of all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it O LORD.”  Psalm […]

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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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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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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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