Faithful Not Successful

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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And so, we deepen

A couple months ago, we noticed Oscar making a strange chewing motion with an accompanying squelching noise. At ...
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Deep Dive Fiji Sunshine by Erin Khoo on Flickr

Deeper

Almost two months, huh? Yikes! For the last several years, I have chosen a "word" for the year. ...
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The miracle in the pot of soup

At the end of September, everyone around us was settling into their back-to-school routines. Back to co-ops, prayer ...
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Child lying in a hospital crib surrounded by medical equipment

Fraternal Correction: Five Easy Tips for Medical Advocacy with Grace

Our family has spent an unbelievable amount of time in waiting rooms, clinics, and hospitals. We are medical ...
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Following God’s will is not a free pass from suffering

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time, a liberal, secular couple met, fell in love, ...
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Chasing the name

I spent a lot of time this spring chasing a diagnosis for Oscar. I mean, not just any ...
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Emotional suffering requires love

I have been ruminating for several weeks on an article about Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, which focuses ...
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Three Good Things, or the vacation that wasn’t

Let me tell you how last weekend was supposed to go. We were going to drive our daughter ...
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To my brothers and sisters in the trenches

Welcome, new readers! This blog has grown a lot in the last two weeks, and I am really, ...
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Christy Wilkens

Meet Christy

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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