Faithful Not Successful

Awakening at Lourdes is here… thanks to you

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Why perfection is a worthy goal for kids with disabilities

In the very first meeting of my teenager’s theology class this year, the teacher delved into the etymology ...
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St. Monica, the Syrophoenician Woman, and Me

As mothers, we are invited to pour ourselves out for our children in nearly every conceivable way -- ...

What you need to know about autism in girls and women

In December 2020, at the age of 43, I learned I am autistic. Really, I learned nothing new. ...

On the Spectrum {Book Review}

I received an advance copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review. I'm an ...
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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 ...

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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