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    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...
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    Breathe Hope

    Pope Francis’s words of wisdom on Christian hope compiled in the book, On Hope, speak almost prophetically to our times: Christian hope…is very important, because...
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    Pointing Our Longings to God

    I hear our longing as a people right now. Even though we are in the season of Easter, it feels like we are still...
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    Recognizing the Resurrection Takes Time

    Easter is a season of celebration and joy. But what about times when we struggle with adversity: illness, grief, fear, or uncertainty about the...
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    Taking the Ignatius Challenge

    Many years before St. Ignatius Loyola dedicated his life to the service of the faith, he was a battle-injured soldier, laid up in his...
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    What Does It Mean to Live the Resurrection?

    I write this from my home office, during a time of “sheltering at home” due to a worldwide pandemic. Did I just write those...
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    Living a Resurrection Life

    Here in Seattle, when the first restrictions came down, barring us from Mass for a few weeks, I said to my husband, “This Easter...
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    Stay with My Son

    This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. I picked up a prayer book and out fell a bookmark showing a...
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    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...
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    Finding God in the Mess Lenten Read-Along: Rewind the Day

    In an anxiety-filled world, take a few moments to: Quietly retrace your day in your mind’s eye. Begin with the moment you awoke this morning,...