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Five Simple Ideas for Staying Focused During Mass

Five Simple Ideas for Staying Focused During Mass

I love being Catholic, and the Holy Mass is one of the main reasons why. It is the most miraculous events of the week. To meditate on what is actually happening at every Mass could leave my head spinning for days. Think about it: God Himself enters our space and time. He comes to dwell among us—and within us. He becomes just as present to us on the altar in the form of bread and wine as He was in…

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How I Reconnected With God Through a “Grown-up VBS”

How I Reconnected With God Through a “Grown-up VBS”

Have you heard the Christmas song “Grown-Up Christmas List”? Many singers have recorded it, but the version I am most familiar with is on Amy Grant’s Home for Christmas album. The lyrics reflect back on childhood when Christmas included writing out a wish list and sending it to Santa Claus. As children, we hope for the magical appearance of presents underneath the tree on Christmas morning. However, as we grow up, our Christmas wishes change. We realize that we care…

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Why We Do the Things We Do

Why We Do the Things We Do

Today, I am joining the monthly CWBN Blog Hop. I have been part of plenty of link-ups, but this is my first blog hop! So, here goes … I clearly remember the conversation that got me into blogging. It was 2008, and I discovered that my friend Anna wrote a blog. At the time, I didn’t even know what a blog was! As my friend described blogging, I thought, “I would love to do that.” You see, as a communications major and life-long…

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Yarn Along :: Thinking Spring

Yarn Along :: Thinking Spring

I have less than 10 inches left on my husband’s scarf! The end is near! Hooray! I think Greg is even more excited that he just might be able to wear it yet this winter! Even though March 1 is this Saturday, it is still very, very cold here. And since we haven’t had quite enough cold, Greg and I decided to take a little belated anniversary trip to a destination that is even farther north and more cold than…

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7×7 Daybook

7×7 Daybook

I have taken the blogging challenge that Jen set up over at Conversion Diary—seven posts in seven days (7×7). It is a challenge indeed, because I have had a hard time carving out time to write … and writing is important to me. So, I am grateful for her encouraging push not to be perfect but to be present to our blog space! Here we go with a simple daybook … Outside my window … … we are experiencing some…

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Bloglovin’

Bloglovin’

Hey Friends! Getting back into blogging after two years, I’ve noticed a lot of changes! There is so much more bling! I am trying to catch up, but it is a slow process. After reading Meredith’s Blogging Bling post about Bloglovin’, I decided to give it a try! I’ve set up a little profile, and I’ve started moving the blogs I follow over to it. So far, so good! Follow my blog with Bloglovin … … and have a happy Saturday!

You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

Getting back into blogging after a two-year hiatus has been harder than I expected. Most of the small readership that I had built up most likely doesn’t even know I’m back, and I feel like I am starting over (which is OK). But I was pleasantly surprised when my friend Kelly Wahlquist nominated my little blog for the Sunshine Award! I was blessed to be a guest writer on Kelly’s blog during Advent when she hosted Advent Reflections on Pope…

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