Faithful Not Successful

It is finished

I wrote a book. Just now, just today, I added that last chapter to the book that has ...
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Fully Known

Dashing this one off in the heat of the moment. Fair warning, it's another story about Oscar and ...
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#7QT: That time I went to Lourdes and got marching orders. (Twice.)

I alluded earlier to some hard discernment that needed to happen on this year's pilgrimage, relating to something ...
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Miriam’s First Communion

This is a continuation of the story of our 2018 pilgrimage to Lourdes. You may want to start ...
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Living our brokenness under the blessing lifts us all

As I mentioned in my last post, Miriam and I spent all of Friday quarantined away from our ...
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#7QT: Seven Quick Takes, Lourdes 2018 Edition

1. Greetings from Lourdes, France! I am on pilgrimage this week with our daughter, Miriam; we are both ...
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Oscar’s Undiagnosed Story

In honor of Undiagnosed Diseases Day, I thought I'd give you a full glimpse into how our son ...
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Where I am writing (and where I am not)

Things have been quiet around here lately. A couple months ago, I was invited by our parish to ...
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How to pray when the answer is already no: A primer

I recently finished a memoir, Mothers of Sparta by Dawn Davies. It is a hauntingly beautiful book, so ...
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To love these days like any other

So, I have a confession to make. I cannot read enough books about disease and death. At first, ...
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Christy Wilkens

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