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    Finding God in Sunshine

    Winter has been dark in the Pacific Northwest. One begins to get the feeling that the sun has forgotten to rise in the morning...
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    Right Place at the Right Time

    Our city councilman and the mayor were leaving the coffee shop where our woman’s spirituality group meets weekly. We waved hello, introduced ourselves, and...
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    Small Changes for a Big Year: Explore the Mess

    Be brave and look carefully at the messiness in your life. Enjoy this video excerpt from Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy...
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    Small Changes for a Big Year: Choose Silence

    Editor’s note: This week we’ve invited our dotMagis bloggers to reflect on small changes for a big year. What if a new year wasn’t about...
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    Bethlehem Moments

    I settled into the chair in the little wallpapered room and admired the candlelit crèche. While I gathered my thoughts, my spiritual director excused...
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    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....
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    Silent Prayer in Advent

    Many Advent hymns feature the idea of silence: “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent,” or, “My Soul in Stillness Waits.” And then there is...
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    Imperfect but Hopeful

    I walked into the Sunday evening Mass a few weeks ago with quite the ragtag group of little boys. I had been in and...
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    Savoring the Season

    The crisp morning air greets me as I rush out the door. Gentle rays of sunlight bounce off yellow-draped trees. Fallen leaves crunch underfoot,...
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    Gratitude Leads to Generosity

    When we develop an outlook of gratitude, we train ourselves to perceive the world in terms of abundance rather than scarcity. I am grateful...

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