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    The Continuing Gifts of the Resurrection

    This spring, I have enjoyed watching the birds come to our backyard birdfeeder. After a long winter, I refilled the feeder and within a...
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    Consoling Love

    This post is based on Week Eight of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. In the movie, Steel Magnolias, a famous scene takes place in a cemetery...
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    One Egg at a Time

    I can still see him: a little boy, barely over one year old, sitting on the lawn in his plaid green overalls surrounded by...
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    The Courage to Accompany Those Who Suffer

    This post is based on Week Seven of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. Every year, when I read the Scripture passages that recall the Crucifixion of...
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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...

    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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    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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    It Matters to Jesus

    A friend called me the other day, and as soon as I answered the phone, she said through tears, “Becky, I had a huge...