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Thoughts: Think Happy Ones

Thoughts: Think Happy Ones

We have reached the end of our third week of this 31-days series on Resetting the Rhythms of Life. I continue to be so grateful that we are on this journey together! As we end this week of refocusing our attention, let’s review what we covered over the past seven days. We paid attention to the self-care and soul-care habits that will help us reset the rhythms of our life: sleep, relaxation techniques, ways to glorify God that also care…

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Reminders: Oh, How We Need Them

Reminders: Oh, How We Need Them

Welcome to Day 20 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life! Today, we are going to remember all the ways the Lord reminds us of His love, mercy, peace, grace, and strength. Because just like reminders of an upcoming birthday party, meeting at church, or next week’s doctor appointment, we need reminders from the Holy Spirit to keep us focused and attentive on what matters most. Scripture Reading Take a few moments to quiet your heart. Breathe in and out. Read…

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Press On: Remaining Faithful to the Good Things

Press On: Remaining Faithful to the Good Things

Yesterday, we focused on the very real things that weigh us down. Not just our busy schedule or hectic pace of life. But the things we can’t control but we have to endure … I pray you were able to find some hope in the present moment … to remember that God is WITH you in the midst of it. He offers strength, refuge, and companionship at every moment of our lives … Today, Day 19 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life,…

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Eternal Perspective: Enduring Slight Afflictions

Eternal Perspective: Enduring Slight Afflictions

Welcome to Day 18 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life. In our quest to refocus our attention on self-care or soul-care, let us spend a little time being present to the things that truly weigh us down … the things that are chronic … the things that are too big for us to handle alone. Let’s remember that we’re not alone! The Lord is with us! He fights for us, as we still our hearts and rest in His love….

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Finding Strength: Persevering in the Middle

Finding Strength: Persevering in the Middle

As we enter Day 17 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, we’re going to check in … Where we were, where we are, and where we want to go. Scripture Reading Take a few moments to quiet your heart. Breathe in and out. Read today’s Scripture verse. “I can do all this through him who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13 After reading the verse once, read it one or two more times. What stands out to you? A word, feeling,…

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Glorifying God: You are a Temple of the Holy Spirit

Glorifying God: You are a Temple of the Holy Spirit

Today is Day 16 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life, and I would like to continue refocusing our attention on what we do to take care of our bodies, minds, and spirits. Yesterday, we focused on sleep. As you recall in the first week, we entered into a spiritual rest in the Lord. In a way, these two types of rest go hand in hand. We need both. And when we enter fully into the rest we need, we are…

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Sleep: A Gift of Love

Sleep: A Gift of Love

Welcome to Week 3 of Resetting the Rhythms of Life. We have reached the halfway mark of this series, and I pray it has helped you renew your prayer life and reclaim time with loved ones. I hope you feel well on your way to resetting the rhythms of your life.  I will admit, often the weariness, imbalance, and overwhelm that I feel results in a sense that I can’t think straight. My brain feels foggy, and I have a…

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Learning Life Lessons on a Paddleboard

Learning Life Lessons on a Paddleboard

“Some of us would be surprised if they knew what God could make of them if, in the decisive moments of their lives, they gave ear to the voice of grace!” —St. Ignatius of Loyola This summer, I checked something off my bucket list. I went paddleboarding for the very first time with eight women from my running group. Many of these ladies run marathons, and all of them workout way more than I do. I have not run longer…

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Helping Each Other Even in Times of Struggle

Helping Each Other Even in Times of Struggle

Opening my inbox, I saw the email waiting for me. I knew what it would entail, before I even read it. Your deadline is approaching. Please submit your article ASAP. Panic set in. I could not even think about adding one more thing to my overflowing plate. In addition to the panic, I noticed that sadness set into my heart, too. I wanted to write that article. I wanted to do it, more than anything on my to-do list. And…

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Five Mother’s Day Gifts That Keep on Giving

Five Mother’s Day Gifts That Keep on Giving

The vocation of motherhood is a beautiful one. In Mulieris Dignitatem, St. John Paul II writes, “Each and every time that motherhood is repeated in human history, it is always related to the Covenant which God established with the human race through the motherhood of the Mother of God.” Wow! To think that every pregnancy points to the Incarnation is nothing less than amazing! As beautiful as motherhood is, it also can be difficult and even painful. [Motherhood] is constituted more…

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