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    Gretchen Crowder

    Gretchen Crowder is the Director of Campus Ministry at Jesuit Dallas and an adjunct faculty member for the University of Dallas. She has a B.S. in mathematics and a M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame as well as an M.T.S. from the University of Dallas. After teaching mathematics for almost a decade, she fully embraced her passion for ministry. She resides in Dallas, TX, with her husband and three sons.

    Teacher Heroes

    A picture keeps popping up in my mind as we near the start of school. It’s a colorful image of my oldest son at five years old. He is...

    Finding God in the Candy Jar

    Editor’s note: Today we kick off the 11th-annual 31 Days with St. Ignatius, our month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality. In addition to the calendar of Ignatian articles found here,...

    A Magnificent World

    My backyard is currently a mix of broken kiddie pools, pieces of random toys, lots of mud, and so very many plastic cups. You can probably imagine me standing on...

    The Missing Shoe: Deepening God’s Life in Me

    “Where is my stupid shoe?” I shouted at my bewildered husband. That question burst out of my mouth far more loudly than intended on a Wednesday morning in early March....

    Present with Them in Their Suffering

    Do you know what a night terror is? Before having children, I think I had only seen one on TV. And that glimpse into a screenwriter’s depiction of a...

    A Time to Experience Emotion with Jesus

    I remember the smooth, slippery feel of vinyl seats in the waiting room. I remember the sounds of children climbing all over the large, soft blocks in the middle...