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The Golden Rule

Today's Reading Treat others the way you want to be treated. These words, a common refrain from parents and teachers of young children,...

Blessed Are You, My Galentine!

Today's Readings This week, we encounter Luke’s shorter version of the Beatitudes. Here, we find ourselves “hashtag blessed,” though, not...

Mary's Faith in God

If someone were to ask me who I most looked up to throughout Scripture, although very difficult to answer as I look up to a lot of them,...

Remember Your Roots

A blog for women seems an unlikely place to find a reflection for St. Andrew. One of the fishermen called by Jesus to be fishers of men...

An Advent of Justice & Love

Today’s Readings One of my favorite parts of Advent is the time we spend hearing from the prophets, especially Jeremiah and Isaiah....

Cultivating Tenderness

Today's Reflection “Don’t smile until Christmas!” This (terrible) piece of advice was given to me and countless other new teachers as we...

Why Are We Here?

Last week I took a vacation from work. I spent it immersed in reviewing years of study and sequestered in a lovely room in my school’s...

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...

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...

Make Way for Something New

I measure the seasons by my notebook of grocery lists. Cold salads, watermelon gazpacho, grilled vegetables and meats have been...

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...