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The Day I Learned: I Do Not Suffer Alone

The Day I Learned: I Do Not Suffer Alone

Walking into my doctor’s office, I was filled with tentative hope that this follow-up visit would bring me one step closer to healing. Chronic health issues were taking a toll on my whole person — body, mind, and spirit. I knew I needed help. But the medications I was trying were not making a dent in my overall well-being. In fact, the latest one seemed to make me feel worse. As I gave my name to the receptionist, the look…

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The Last Word: We Need Each Other

The Last Word: We Need Each Other

We have reached the end of our second week of this 31-days series on Resetting the Rhythms of Life. I continue to thank God that we are on this journey together! As we end this week of reclaiming family time, we recall what we covered this week … We were reminded that we are never forgotten, even when our schedules are too full for us to remember everything. We pondered what this season of autumn is calling us to do—take…

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#WorthRevisit :: Faith Knits Us Together

#WorthRevisit :: Faith Knits Us Together

As I prepared for the birth of my sixth child, knitting was a big part of my daily routine. I got to a point in my pregnancy where I really couldn’t do much physically. I wasn’t on official bed rest, but I needed to take it easy. So, I took time each afternoon to sit and knit. Sometimes, I listened to Gregorian chant or the Rosary, while I knitted. And this quiet routine kept me calm, as I anticipated another…

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Fiction series breathes new life into beloved Gospel stories {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Fiction series breathes new life into beloved Gospel stories {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! In honor of this very special day, I thought it would be fun to host a giveaway! Hooray! Last evening, I had the pleasure of attending the release party for Stephanie Landsem‘s third novel The Tomb. It was my very first book release party, and it was a real treat! Located at the historic Lowell Inn in Stillwater, Minn., friends, family and fans gathered to have Stephanie sign our new books, and to enjoy scrumptous appetizers and amiable conversation. It…

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My Top 10 Favorite Books

My Top 10 Favorite Books

Awhile ago, two friends, Tracy and Mary, asked me to participate in a Facebook meme about my top 10 favorite books. It was so long ago that I can’t find the post or even remember in which month they tagged me to play along. I searched and searched for it, but came up empty-handed! But I do remember promising I would share my list! So, while this is very tardy, and probably pretty incomplete, as I’m sure I’m forgetting some…

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Faith Knits Us Together

Faith Knits Us Together

* This is a revised post from November 2010! You can find the original article here. As I prepared for the birth of my sixth child, knitting was a big part of my daily routine. I got to a point in my pregnancy where I really couldn’t do much physically. I wasn’t on official bed rest, but I needed to take it easy. So, I took time each afternoon to sit and knit. Sometimes, I listened to Gregorian chant or…

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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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