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    Reconciling with Distractions

    “God, reveal my hidden flaws to me,” I prayed one evening. Nothing happened. No insights surfaced. “How can I reform my life if I don’t...
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    The Two Standards and Letting Go

    This post is based on Week Five of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. It was the last day of a recovery retreat when my partner, Sister...
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    Following the Spirit’s Lead in Communal Discernment

    We all suddenly paused in the middle of our meeting. I looked around and could sense that others felt what I was noticing: the...
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    Lenten Read-Along: Examen of God’s Compassion and Mercy for Me

    I begin by giving thanks for the good gifts God has given me so far. I ask God for the gifts of insight...
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    Noticing My Stumbling Blocks

    This post is based on Week Three of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. For five years I volunteered at the county jail, where I took a...
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    The Strength of My Son Shown Through His Panda Project

    The other day my inbox dinged with the announcement of a new video from my son’s second-grade account. One of the best things about...
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    Waking Up to God in All Things

    This post is based on Week Two of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. When I was expecting my oldest child almost 32 years ago, I remember...
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    The Miracle of the Eight Dresses and Other Memories

    My “Grammie Margie” was like a butterfly that spreads joy throughout the garden. Her garden was the entire town, and she touched the lives...
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    Lenten Read-Along: Where Do We Begin with Forgiveness?

    Forgiveness can be complicated. I can think of times in my life when I wanted to forgive, but I felt “stuck” in something that...
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    Experiencing God’s Love

    This post is based on Week One of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. I found myself in a desperate situation just over ten years ago. During...

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