Faithful Not Successful

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5 Powerful Scriptural Songs of Praise During Trials

Hello there, stranger. It’s been a while since I’ve written in this (or any) space. Our family’s 2021 ...
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Why hospital stays are good practice at radical abandonment

Our young son has been struggling with a chronic illness that led to a hospital stay… four times ...
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Radical abandonment in theory and practice

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you might already know that I have spent several weeks ...
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Litany of the Undiagnosed: A Prayer of Surrender in Uncertainty

God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on ...
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6 Great Sensory-Friendly First Communion Dresses

Spring and Easter are coming, and that means 'tis almost the season for dozens of First Holy Communions. ...
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The Message of Lourdes (Free eBook)

I made something for you! Today is the first day of the novena to Our Lady of Lourdes. ...
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In Which We Learn that My Book Has a Title!

I'm delighted to announce the title of my forthcoming book with Ave Maria Press! Awakening at Lourdes: How ...
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What Br. Juniper and St. Thomas Aquinas teach us about intellectual disability

I'm blogging at Accepting the Gift this month for the back-to-back feasts of Juniper and Aquinas! The best ...
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The Best Books on Disability That I Read in 2020

I've always been a voracious reader (and proclaimed it publicly when I shared my Goodreads 2020 Year in ...
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I’m Launching a Newsletter

Hello, reader! And hello 2021. Popping in briefly to say that Great Things are Afoot with my writing ...
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Christy Wilkens

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I’m a Catholic wife, mother of six, and writer who wrestles with the problem of pain. What does faith look like in times of adversity and struggle? I’m so glad to have you here, joining the conversation. Learn more about me 🠖

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