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A Woman for All Women

The older I get, the more I appreciate the rich heritage of female examples that I come from. My great-great grandmothers who emigrated...

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...

Transformative Joy

Today’s Readings In those halcyon days pre-Covid, my office did the gifts inventory process to help us learn about one another and...

To Be Seen

Today’s Readings One day a week, I get to see each of my students in person. One day in person (masked and distanced) and one day online....

Diapers

Today's Readings Every week, I visit assisted living facilities to provide mental health therapy for the seniors there. The other day I...

Met

Today’s Readings Whenever I read this passage in Luke for today’s Gospel, I am always surprised that the two disciples still didn’t...

Met

Today’s Readings Whenever I read this passage in Luke for today’s Gospel, I am always surprised that the two disciples still didn’t...

Jesus is Compassionate...Again

Today's Readings Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We...

Healing Hurts

2020 began for me with what I believed to be a clogged duct from breastfeeding. A painful occurrence to be sure, and that eventually...

Learning Not to Look for Answers

Today's Readings Today’s Gospel reading contains a familiar and one of the most quoted verses, “For God so loved the world that he gave...

What’s in the water you’re drinking?

In the gospel reading I’m reminded Jesus is the brazen rabble-rouser that I always forget about. “At that moment his disciples returned,...

Out of the Drudgery

Today’s Readings Today’s readings seem rough at first. They speak of drudgery, work, stewardship, early mornings, and vast crowds. The...

The Complexity of Identity

Who am I? Where do I belong? These are questions that have plagued me from a young age. Growing up Indian and Hindu in a small Iowa town,...

Making Space

Today's Readings We have hit the post-Christmas lull. For many, it means dry January and new year resolutions and goals. Ordinary time...

Politics and Faith

In the aftermath of January 6 and in anticipation of potential additional protests, riots, and mobs we see calls for bipartisanship and...

Baptism of the Lord

Today’s Readings In the readings today we find a tripartite stratum that gives us a deeper sense of the meaning of our baptismal call. To...