Explore your doubts, but do so in peace

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I hear from a lot of people who fear they’re losing their faith. They’ve had some doubts come to mind that they just can’t seem to get past, and they’re rattled to the core to think that their entire belief system just might be false. Since I’ve spent so much time in the spiritual… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 114)

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — We had our 18-week ultrasound yesterday and found out the gender of the baby. It’s a GIRL! This will be our fourth girl in a row (only our oldest is a boy). What’s funny is that having boys is very common in my husband’s family, so when our first was a… [Continue Reading]

Observations from the Walk for Life

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I‘m excited to report that I was able to make it to the West Coast Walk for Life while I was in San Francisco this weekend. I came really close to confining myself to the comfort of my hotel, but I’m so glad I went. Some pictures and observations: I’ve never seen so many… [Continue Reading]

My article in Envoy Magazine

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I‘m excited to announce that I wrote the feature for the current issue of Envoy magazine (and, yes, that would be my picture on the cover). It’s the most comprehensive version of my conversion story I’ve written yet. The issue is full of other great content as well: a profile of Fr. Frank Pavone… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 113)

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — What a week! My talk for Legatus International on Tuesday went very well. It was such a pleasure to meet everyone there. I was very impressed by how warm, humble and welcoming all the members were. The kids and I got back in town yesterday (Wednesday), and then I leave for… [Continue Reading]

Lies and Confession: The case of the stolen pacifier

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail This post was originally published on March 25, 2009. One day last year I was putting grocery bags in the car after an epic store trip, and after I grabbed the last bag something caught my eye in the back of the cart: a $3.75 package of pacifiers. Somehow we made it out of… [Continue Reading]

Ordinary Time: A Revelation

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Was your Christmas less than picture perfect? Then you’re going to love this guest post by one of my favorite writers, Simcha Fisher. (For those of you who aren’t familiar with the liturgical calendar, Ordinary Time is the liturgical season outside of specific liturgical seasons like Lent, Advent, Christmas, etc. The Christmas season just ended,… [Continue Reading]

7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 112)

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail — 1 — I finally saw the hematologist about the ultrasound on my leg that was done last week. It turns out that there are a lot of clots in the superficial veins in that leg. The good news is that there are no clots in the deep veins, but the bad news is… [Continue Reading]

Banish the spiders

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail For my first post for our year with Francis de Sales, I was drawn to a section at the beginning of Introduction to the Devout Life. Addressing the reader as Philothea, which refers to “a soul in love with God,” he discusses venial, i.e. “small” sins. We don’t need to freak out about relatively… [Continue Reading]

A year with Francis de Sales

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I‘m still excited that my patron saint for 2011, chosen by the trusty Saint’s Name Generator, is St. Francis de Sales. For those of you who aren’t familiar with him, he was born in France in 1567 and ended up becoming a well-known spiritual director, whose teachings became known as the Way of Divine… [Continue Reading]