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The Good Moments

I show up in this space a lot and talk about the hard things and the things I’m wrestling through.  It’s in my nature.  I comfortably (or less comfortably depending on the day) embrace labels such as introverted, over-thinker, highly … Continue reading

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A Word for the Year

It’s a new year, y’all.  Actually, we’re two weeks into a new year.  Crazy. I welcomed the new year at work, cradling a miserable tiny human.  Said tiny human had good reasons to be miserable, and was pretty alone in … Continue reading

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And so it begins again…

Tomorrow Advent begins, ushering in the season of waiting and watching for Christ to come, and starting, as it does each year, a new church year in a place of longing. I don’t feel ready for Advent, ready for Christmas, … Continue reading

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Everything…and Nothing

“Everything has changed and nothing has changed. Nothing has changed, but everything has changed.” These are the words that have rolled around inside me for the last 48 hours or so. I said them out loud to a friend this … Continue reading

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Mighty to Save

You know those things that no one celebrates, that you kind of think are deserving of a medal? I feel like surviving Holy Week was one of those for me this year.  As an RCIA candidate, it was definitely a … Continue reading

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Ashes

Six years ago today I experienced an Ash Wednesday service for the first time. In Rome. At St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. I think about this date nearly every year.  It’s the third in a series of four consecutive … Continue reading

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Reflecting on a Challenging Weekend

This week of vacation/retreat time has been rough.  All of the challenges that were easily masked in the busyness of life when school is in session hit hard.  Most prominent in my thoughts was the sense of isolation and loneliness … Continue reading

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