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hgtv and making a soul a home

What makes a house into a home? The answer is that someone has to live in it. Let Christ make a home in your heart. Let him remain a permanent resident and not someone who pays rent. He is the only one that can make us whole.

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so you used to be a church kid . . .

You probably went on the retreats. Did the service trips. Sang the songs (and even knew the hand motions). Maybe you even wore some Jesus swag on your neck or wrist (remember those cool saints bracelets?) You went to Church. You prayed before meals a...

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5 ways i insert more prayer into my busy life

5 Ways I Insert More Prayer into My Busy Life

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god loves them more than you

Learning to trust that God will take care of those who suffer, even if it is not the outcome we want.

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seasons

Working through different seasons in your spiritual Life

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when everything feels like a desert, prayer is labor

Learning to keep persevering when your your spiritual life feels dry.

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going beyond babel

We should never build metaphorical towers by putting more energy into social media, news pundits and politicians instead of our relationship with God. I also find it so interesting that the story of the Tower of Babel can be interpreted as God wantin...

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seeking jesus in the daily grind

The beauty of believing in an all-good, all-loving God is having confidence that any suffering He doesn't heal, He uses to accomplish something even greater.

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stories over labels

If we want to build and repair relationships, we have to be able to choose stories over labels. We have to see the person in front of us as God’s beloved, as God’s son and daughter, as our brother and sister.

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returning the "little c" to catholic

In a world that feels the push and pull between the focus on individualism and yet at the same time desires everyone to subscribe to a certain norm, how can the Church be that beacon of balance to “the whole human race”? How can we celebrate each com...

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put me in, coach!

I’ve spent time lately thinking about how God coaches us in our lives. When we need Him most, He is a quiet voice as opposed to one screaming at us. Trying to live our lives according to His will is something that requires effort from all of us at al...

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hurting when we are healing

Spiritual healing can sometimes be both necessary and painful. While we travel towards a holier life by letting go of past grievances, relationships, or even traumas, we are also going to experience some pain. In many cases, that pain is tangible, pa...

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going to college debt-free

Your education can set you up for future financial well-being or put you so deeply in debt that it will take years to dig out. I am here to help you get the motivation you need to get out or stay out of debt.

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lord, i need your rest

Finding time to rest is essential to our ability to thrive. It is challenging to put aside the myriad of things we need to do, and it seems rather contradictory to think that taking time away from our to-do list will lessen our stress. But God has no...

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rise and retreat

Knowing when to pull back, relax, and take time for yourself is a skill. A skill that takes practice, and a really good sense of self. We have to know ourselves well enough to take that break so we are not forced to pick up pieces that could have bee...

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a revolution of tenderness

If we come from a place of tenderness, we can remove the fear and anxiety in another person. It forces us to stop and look at the person and the situation they may be in or have experienced. In order to be gentle and tender we are forced to slow down...

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the community of communion

The pinnacle of the Mass is Holy Communion, and we walk up not individually but as the body of Christ. We walk up with all of our collective brokenness. We walk up as both liberals and conservatives, pro-this and anti-that, we walk up with our one mi...

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spiritual dryness in the holy land

Like most millennials with student debt, I moved back in with my parents and had to deal with severe and sudden spiritual drop off. I had no community, no one my age, and no haven. I tried my very best to keep up my prayer life and go to daily Mass w...

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let your kids see you

I want my kids to know that you can be a super faith-filled person and also have other interests. How can we expect our kids to want to be well-rounded active people if we can’t model it?

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where can we go to find the 'better part'?

Whatever God is calling us to do, He is calling us to do it with a spirit of joy and a spirit of gratitude. He is always calling us to define who we are and why we are here, living this life, by His love for us, not our accomplishments or our amazing...