Triumphs and Trials of Traditions

To be human is to be an observer of tradition. Whether personal, cultural, religious, or otherwise, we all participate in traditions—sometimes willingly, occasionally begrudgingly, often intentionally but also (perhaps more often) passively. ...

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Wholehearted in 2022

Are people making New Year’s resolutions anymore? It seems the practice has largely fallen out of favor—especially after 2020, that precarious year that made us all aware of how unpredictable life can ...

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Two Thousand Twenty-One // The Highlights!

This year was not an easy one for far too many people. For me personally, it was both the best and the worst of years. It started out rough, got worse, then ...

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Lately // December 2021

December—the most favored of months, though it never feels big enough to carry all that I want to press into its generous arms. I adore everything Christmas, as this December recap will ...

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What I Learned in 2021

Last Wednesday night at our weekly community group, our icebreaker conversation had us answering the question, “What word would you use to sum up your year in 2021?” My answer was instant ...

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The Truth Chronicles: Truths from God’s Word

Of all the spiritual disciplines, Scripture memory is the one that has had the biggest impact on my spiritual life. Memorizing verses has helped me lift God’s word off the page as ...

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Jesus LOVES Me, This I Know {1 Corinthians 13:4-7}

In one of the most well-known children’s songs of our time, we hear this profoundly simple (and simply profound) truth: JESUS LOVES ME. I sing these words to my children multiple times ...

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Nine Things I Learned This Fall

Recently, on The Bible in a Year podcast, Father Mike Schmitz shared the story of a parishioner who was frustrated that he was bringing the same sins to confession week after week. ...

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Lately // November 2021

The sprint to the end of the year is upon us, and this November shot right by—thankfully it graced me with some very special moments as it passed on through. // READING ...

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Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I trust that you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday with the ones you love, embracing the best this day has to offer—whether that’s sitting down to a scrumptious ...

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