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Persistence

Today's Readings Last week, I procrastinated on a project that, should I have spread out over the course of a month, would have been a...

Rearranging Deck Chairs

Today's Readings What do you wish me to do for you? What a remarkable question to be asked by the Son of God, who is not even limited by...

Wisdom and Faith

Today's Readings Today’s first reading begins with a wish familiar to many of us: pray to receive cautious guidance, plead and receive...

Call Me Ezer

I find that most people are confused by me. “Hold on, you’re a Catholic campus minister,” they reply after I’ve introduced myself, “and...

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Today's Readings We just spent a chunk of money on our lawn. We update and upgrade our various electronic devices. We spend money and...

Who Is the Best?

Today's Readings When I was a classroom teacher, a grammar lesson on superlative adjectives was usually a humorous one. I would begin the...

The Importance of Deep Questions

Today's Readings One of my favorite ways to pray and connect with each person of the Trinity is asking open-ended questions: Holy Spirit,...

Beyond Our Sight

Today’s Readings The book of Isaiah is often a challenging one to read. The author doesn’t mince words when he sees fault and sin....

Living the Wedding Vows

Today’s readings feel heavy. During this time of international strife and chaos, Jesus presents us with two hard teachings. Many people,...

Made for Encounter

Today's Readings Reading this Gospel, I am thinking so much of the joy that was present when my husband and I had friends over for Sunday...

This is enough, Lord!

Today’s Readings “This is enough, Lord! There have been times when I just want to say that. When I am witness to extreme pain,...

The True Bread from Heaven

Today’s Readings Sometimes when we read the Bible or hear Scripture at Mass, we can feel disconnected or that the events we are hearing...

Enough

Today's Readings Today is my 6th wedding anniversary. We’re still early in our marriage and God willing we have years to go. Two kids,...

An Invitation to Do Nothing

Today’s Readings In today’s society, there is a new-found interest and emphasis on “self-care.” Ultimately, this idea of “self-care”...

The Sense of Unimportant Days

Today’s Readings The doldrums of summer stretch out before us, lulling us into a sense of unimportant days blurring together in the...

A Church that Loves

Today’s Readings “I’m useless.” “My mental illness makes me a burden.” “Until I’m healed, I don’t have anything to offer those around...

The Hero of your Story

June 2003, was the very first Father’s Day that was different for me. It was the first year that I was going to have to endure the day...

Normal

Today’s Readings “We walk by faith and not by sight.” This weekend, my whole state is about to “open up” after months and months of Covid...