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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...
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    The Ashes We Receive

    My preparation for Ash Wednesday most years begins with clearing my calendar for that day. I look at the list of people I accompany...
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    Staring Our Way to Recognition

    Have you ever seen something that you could not identify as anything familiar, and so all you could do was stare at it in...
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    A Different Kind of Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving will be different this year. As I write this, in early November, the United States is experiencing a new and frightening spike in...
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    Cobwebs and Cataracts

    Joan had cataract surgery. Overnight she developed all kinds of wrinkles. Well, actually, she simply hadn’t seen them before. With her eyesight improved, looking...