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A Snowy Start to Lent

I have always enjoyed having Lent begin in the middle of winter. It just feels appropriate that, as winter winds down and approaches spring, Lent

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New Beginnings

Every day I try to go for a walk throughout the grounds of the retreat center while listening to various podcasts. I am currently a

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The Bible in a Year

If you have read my previous blogs, you can probably see that Fr. Mike Schmitz is a big role model of mine.  I seriously love

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Hope for the New Year

This morning, I noticed that I have been writing a lot about hope lately. Often, I write thinking of the audience. I think of what

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Merry Christmas from JSC

Dear reader, I don’t usually write poetry, but if you’ll humor me- I have some free verse for you. Merry Christmas.   A Christmas Poem   Before our ad-vene,   Already

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Waiting and Preparing

The interesting thing about the season of advent is that it is a time for both waiting and preparing. If that sounds paradoxical, it should.

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Be Here Now

Welcome to the middle of the second week of Advent. Being nearly halfway through the season, it feels hard to believe how quickly Christmas is

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Hopeful Preparations

Another Advent is upon us, and with it comes another opportunity to prepare for Christmas. It took too many years for me to understand why

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My Grandma Hannan

I thought of how blessed we were that she died slowly. I’m not sure I even thought about it until now, but if such a beautiful person were to have left my life abruptly, I would have been devastated.

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