The Domestic Church

Call your mother

When you’re talking to your mother, she understands. And you can always just pick right up where you left off later. 
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Being present this Lent

Were we present at Jesus’ crucifixion? We were, and we are. We can place ourselves in that moment, meditating again on the tremendous sacrifice Jesus made for each of us on the cross. We were there. This Lent we are there.
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A little lesson in trust

Sometimes the large, life-changing moments are the ones that show us we need to turn everything over to God. Sometimes it’s the flat tire or a snowstorm derailing our plans. But each time we have an opportunity to come away trusting Jesus a little bit more.
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Find extraordinary in the ordinary

We can encounter God in the awesome majesty of a mountaintop sunrise or a scrunched bouquet of dandelion’s in a child’s fist.
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Greeting New Year with trust and hope

We step into the New Year with faith that each of us can help make the world a little better.
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Greatest gifts

The weeks leading up to Christmas are their own gift, offering a time for us to ready our hearts and consider the enormity of the real miracle of Christmas.
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Heaven is not so far away

As Catholic Christians, we know that we never really lose anyone we love. We might just be physically separated for a while.
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Humility cometh after a fall

The journey toward greater humility might not be one that comes easily or without significant challenge. It might not even be one I want to pursue. But it is necessary if I’m going to grow in my relationship with Christ.
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All in the timing

Maybe, I find myself realizing, we all long to understand time better so we can know how to make better use of it.
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Of spilled juice, and joy

I make messes by accident and on purpose over and over and over, and God continuously offers forgiveness and strength and peace.
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Sounding out the words

How wonderful that, even when life isn’t easy and we struggle to be all we can be, our Father is watching us with a divine love that is beyond understanding.
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Saving a seat for a stranger

The responsibility to make everyone feel welcome at Mass begins with each of us.
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