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    Melinda LeBlanc

    Melinda LeBlanc is a spiritual director in the diocese of Baton Rouge, LA, where she offers individual direction, group direction, retreats, and prayer. She received her certification in Spiritual Direction from the Archdiocesan Spirituality Center in New Orleans and holds a Masters of Pastoral Studies degree from Loyola University. Melinda serves on the board of the Louisiana Association of Spiritual Directors. She considers it a blessing to be a part of others’ spiritual journeys and enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Darrel and entertaining her two cats.

    Cleansing Rain

    I recently had one of those weeks when I couldn’t do anything right. Looking back on it now, I see that God had a hand in using this week...

    In the Eye of the Storm

    In Louisiana, we have five seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall, and hurricane. I’ve lived through many hurricanes, some minor, some catastrophic. One characteristic of hurricanes is the eye. The...

    God as the Great Baker

    These days may be unsettling and uncertain, but we can be assured that God is with us, faithfully providing reassurance and love. My reassurance came recently when I decided...

    Praying with 3-D Glasses

    Have you ever prayed in 3-D? I have. If you’ve ever prayed the Examen, you’ve prayed in 3-D too. I took my great-granddaughters to see the latest animated children’s movie....

    Faith-Filled Waiting

    God is teaching me the difference between worldly waiting and faith-filled waiting. I was recently diagnosed with a pulmonary condition that could eventually be life-threatening. After the initial diagnosis, I...

    Except That of Knowing That I Do Your Will

    We’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on the individual lines of the Prayer for Generosity, attributed to St. Ignatius. Doing God’s will. It’s what we are created for. In the Principle and...