Lent Begins Again

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#FridayFavorites: Tea Time!

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He Makes All Things New

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Brief thoughts for a Brief Week of Advent!

The Liturgical Calendar is interesting this year, with Christmas falling on a Monday.  Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent, but we will be in Christmastime by nightfall!  I think it is a bit ironic, since I was feeling unprepared for Advent, let alone Christmas this year.  But it almost feels like a reminder that

When it’s Hard to Rejoice

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Are You Ready for Him?

Yesterday, I shared this reflection at my Lay Dominican meeting.  After a few tweaks, I thought I’d share it here, too! ***************************************************** In the Gospel passage for this weekend, we hear Jesus telling us to be watchful, to keep our eyes open. Jesus issues this directive many times throughout the Gospels. It is very clear

Special Project!

Just a quick note to share some exciting news.  Earlier this year, I was invited to contribute a personal reflection for a new book by Catholic author and speaker Colleen C Mitchell!  I met Colleen in June of 2016 at the Finding Your Fiat women’s conference here in the Peoria Diocese.  The book is available at Franciscan